Understanding patterns & trends in glucose monitoring
June 9, 2015
April 21, 2016
This CPD module is centred on understanding the principles and practice of pattern recognition through self-managed glucose monitoring, and how such trend-spotting can be best used to meet the three goals of the triangle of diabetes care and improve outcomes for the patient with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
Know that patients who regularly check their blood glucose also typically treat their immediate glucose value without looking at previous values to see if their readings are part of a pattern.
Understand that pattern recognition through self-managed glucose monitoring can improve outcomes for the patient with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Accept that patterns in glucose fluctuations are revealed if patients test their glucose routinely several times a day.
Understand that patterns in blood glucose levels are revealed when glucose data are effectively captured, aggregated and analysed.
Review the components of glucose monitoring technology that support pattern recognition and trend-spotting in addition to single-point glucose readings.
Initiated, funded and reviewed by Abbott. Date of preparation: July 2015; ADCMDP150013g(2)
This programme has had medical review.
Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant in Diabetes with Enfield Community Services, in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
Dr Rob Brines, Medical Director, Bite Medical Consulting
This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1 hour 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