Question of the Week | May 12, 2020

LS is a 16-year-old with type 1 diabetes for the past 3 years.  The most recent A1c is 9.3%.  LS covers carbs using a 1:15 carb/insulin ratio and takes basal insulin at night. After the parents leave the room, LS tells you they are so tired of checking blood sugars and taking insulin four times a day, sometimes they just “fake it.” 

What is the most appropriate action?

  1. Gently remind LS that not taking insulin on a regular basis can lead to complications.
  2. Download their meter results and ask them to start logging their carbs and insulin.
  3. Explore the possibility of trying Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
  4. Bring the parents in for a family meeting to stress the importance of getting A1c to goal.

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Session 1 | CV Risk Management with Pharmacology and Intensive Insulin Therapy on May 13, 2020, from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM (PDT)

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Objectives:

  1. Describe critical teaching content before starting insulin pump therapy.
  2. Describe appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy.
  3. Discuss strategies to determine and fine-tune insulin pump basal rates.
  4. Discuss how to determine and fine-tune bolus rates including coverage for carbs and hyperglycemia.
  5. State important safety measures to prevent hyperglycemic crises.
  6. List inpatient considerations for insulin pump therapy and CGMs.
  7. Discuss features of available professional and personal CGMs and insulin pumps.
  8. Describe CV risk factors associated with diabetes and future event prediction.
  9. List different pharmacologic approaches to mitigate CV events.

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