Insulin Therapy

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CPD57m of CPD
First Published
Updated18 April 2022
Expires 29 April 2023
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course will provide an update on insulin therapy, and the vital role insulin plays in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  • Insulin: Introductory concepts
  • Quality use of insulin therapy
  • Education for people using insulin

Insulin is prescribed as replacement therapy for people with type 1 diabetes, and is used as a supplementary therapy in 24% of people with type 2 diabetes. It is classified by the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care as high-risk medicine.

Regular review of the general principles that underlie the prescription and administration of insulin preparations for those with insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus is essential for competent nursing practice and the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM).


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to enhance knowledge of insulin therapy by reviewing basic information about insulin, its use, and the administration for the treatment of people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correlate administration of insulin with current best practice techniques.
  • Differentiate between types of insulin in order to effectively individualise treatment for people with diabetes.
  • Apply a Quality Use of Medicines approach to the use of insulin.
  • Understand different administration options and devices.
Target Audience

This Ausmed Course is relevant to all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require insulin.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

CPD57m of CPD
First Published
Updated18 April 2022
29 April 2023
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia
Learning Tools
Diabetes Mellitus
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