Despite advances in treatment and clear guidelines, many patients with diabetes are failing to achieve target glucose levels. One of the main challenges posing a barrier to improved outcomes is clinical and therapeutic inertia, where providers and patients with diabetes do not initiate or intensify treatment regimens despite it being appropriate. This is often the case with insulin regimes. Insulin therapy has been proven to significantly reduce hemoglobin A1c levels and better manage hyperglycemia, yet countless studies show that insulin initiation and intensification is frequently and inappropriately delayed.
During this webinar, Amy Butts, PA-C, MPAS, CDE, BC-ADM, an Endocrine Physician Assistant with Wheeling Hospital and Dr. Mark Vanderwel, Medical Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division at Atrium Health, discuss the current challenges in initiating and managing insulin therapy, review the standards of care for both the inpatient and outpatient setting, and discuss how technology can be used and implemented to benefit both patients and providers.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the difficulties that providers and patients have with managing insulin dosing
- Review the 2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for insulin management
- Provide examples of how technology can support inpatient and outpatient insulin titration
- Describe strategies to integrate technology into your environment
Amy Butts PA-C, MPAS, CDE, BC-ADM
Endocrine Physician Assistant, Wheeling Hospital
Mark Vanderwel, MD
Medical Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division, Atrium Health