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Insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes

Insulin therapy in type 1 diabetes

insulin injection type 1 diabetes

From this CPD module on insulin treatments in type 1 diabetes you will learn:

  • How insulin is administered and how it takes effect
  • The side effects of treatments
  • The different insulin regimens that exist
  • Advice pharmacists can provide to patients

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

Insulin is a polypeptide hormone secreted from beta cells in the pancreas. In type 1 diabetes, there is an absolute loss of insulin production due to an autoimmune destruction of these insulin-producing cells – see C+D’s Update module 1854 Helping patients manage and understand type 1 diabetes for more on this. This lack of intrinsic insulin results in harmful, abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood – which can be managed by the administration

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