Improving Care and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: A Nurse Practitioner-Led Charge for Overcoming Insulin Inertia
The I’s Have It
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2019 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
For approximately 30% of the 21 million people in the United States with type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin therapy plays a large role as part of their treatment plan. However, despite the availability of a number of insulin products, optimal glycemic control is often not achieved. Although treatment intensification has been shown to improve glycemic control and reduce microvascular risk, clinical inertia related to the initiation of basal insulin frequently occurs in diabetes care. Both clinician- and patient-related barriers contribute to clinical inertia and resistance to initiating basal insulin therapy. Therefore, nurse practitioners practicing in the primary care setting need to recognize the effects of inefficient glycemic control, identify the benefits and limitations of initiating basal insulin therapy, particularity newer basal insulins that may help mitigate negative effects associated with insulin, and use strategies to ensure timely treatment intensification.
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- Integrate strategies to overcome patient barriers to insulin initiation
- Improve appropriate integration of basal insulin therapy
- Examine clinical data surrounding long-acting basal insulins, including differences in PK/PD properties
Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
Frances M. Sahebzamani, Ph.D., ARNP, FAANP
Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP
Amy Burdette, PhD
Samantha Gordon, CME Specialist
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Michele L. McKay, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
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|0.5 Contact Hour(s) of CE,
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