Insulin Bootcamp: Build Up Your Care IQ


Insulin agents expand therapeutic options, increase medication adherence, reduce injection burden, and lead to improved physiological function. However, more products mean more complications for patients with diabetes as well as pharmacists and other health professionals.  In this session, two experts will illustrate how to individualize insulin therapy, avoid clinical inertia, and initiate or intensify insulin therapy for positive outcomes. Through a series of clinical case vignettes of patients with diabetes, you’ll discuss treatment options, including insulin pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics, monitoring, titrating, and care coordinating.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Review the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of insulin products available in the market.
  2. Demonstrate how to safely titrate and switch insulin products.
  3. Describe strategies to minimize insulin-induced hypoglycemia, including patient education tools.
  4. Discuss management strategies that ensure the coordination of diabetes care among people switching between health care settings. 
Andrew Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Associate Professor
Pacific University Oregon School of Pharmacy
Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CDE, BC-ADM
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 10-11
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-042-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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