1h 10m

Insulin Therapy for Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus

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

14 Nov 2017

Learning Outcomes


Correlate administration of insulin with current best practice techniques


Differentiate between types of insulin in order to effectively individualise treatment for patients


Identify issues regarding the safe use of insulin to prevent adverse patient outcomes



Its very resourceful and easily explained learning. -- 18 Apr 2018
would recommend -- 18 Apr 2018
great -- 18 Apr 2018
Very useful learning material. -- 17 Apr 2018
very informative, thank you. -- 16 Apr 2018
Another great online course - thank you -- 13 Apr 2018
This was a well presented Webinar and easy to follow -- 13 Apr 2018
Demonstrations in this video were very helpful! -- 11 Apr 2018
Very informative -- 06 Apr 2018
well delivered information session -- 04 Apr 2018
This was a very interesting topic and I learnt a lot about the right way to inject insulin and educated in the different insulins there is. -- 26 Mar 2018
Good reinforcement for my knowledge -- 25 Mar 2018
Very Informative, and made to understand in an easy formate. Thank you -- 14 Mar 2018
Very informative -- 13 Mar 2018
Great teaching. Easy to understand and apply after learning. -- 12 Mar 2018
lots of great information to take into the workplace -- 11 Mar 2018
The course is very informative, evidence based and practical. -- 08 Mar 2018
Very good VLA -- 06 Mar 2018
Fantastic!! So easy to follow and understand, thankyou! -- 26 Feb 2018
Very imformative. Nice way to update my knowledge on Diabetes -- 20 Feb 2018
Informative and practical -- 19 Feb 2018
Excellent education -- 11 Feb 2018
The educator was knowledgeable & informnative -- 10 Feb 2018
Very good presentation, clear and precise. -- 02 Feb 2018

Course Overview

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

Topics include:

  • Classes of insulin
  • Review of how carbohydrate intake impacts on glucose and insulin levels
  • Modes and uses of insulin
  • Administration of insulin via pump, pen and pre-drawn syringe

Target audience

All healthcare professionals who care for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who require insulin.


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.


Insulin is required by all people with type 1 diabetes, as well as by the majority of people with type 2 diabetes after ten years' duration of the condition. It is a high-risk medicine with significant dangers if administered inappropriately. 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).

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.