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MIMS Clinical Update 2014 - Initiating insulin

MIMS Clinical Update 2014 - Initiating insulin


MIMS Clinical Update

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


November 3, 2014


March 11, 2015

Programme Description

Gwen Hall explains how to initiate and monitor insulin in general practice. This module consists of presentation slides and audio from a presentation at the Mims Clinical Update conference.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider how insulin could be initiated in their practice
  • Demonstrate awareness of safe prescribing of insulin
  • Review individual patients to see if they would benefit from insulin
  • Know the HbA1c levels at which insulin should be started
  • Plan for titrating insulin dosage upwards as needed
  • Tailor insulin type and frequency to individual patient need

    Gwen Hall
    Diabetes nurse specialist
    Portsmouth Community Diabetes Service
    United Kingdom


    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    General Practitioner
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required