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May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
 

Have you ever had a patient that, no matter how much you raised their insulin dose, their glucose doesn’t improve? Sometimes they just don’t want to inject, but more often they are just doing something wrong because of their original training. 

Patients are taught how to self dose by injecting into an orange ?. Next thing you know they are injecting their insulin into an orange and eating it. How about when we teach them to use a pen by dialing up to the desired dose and then turning it back to zero so as not to waste the insulin. What do you think they do at home?

This week we have an interesting feature on the value of real hands-on training with real devices. The difference this makes in patient care and outcomes may surprise you.

 

Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief