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Finding Common Ground in the Use of Insulin Pens:  A Patient-Provider Exchange on Barriers and Solutions

Course Overview

Patient-Clinician Perspectives on Insulin Therapy and the Role of Insulin Pens in Type 2 Diabetes: Current Evidence and Frontline Discussions



Time to complete: 60 Minutes

Released: 6/29/12

Expires: 6/28/13

    Maximum Credits:
  • 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.0 California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.0 American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Overview: The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and Med-IQ are collaborating to offer this online text activity as part of a broad-reaching educational initiative to bring primary healthcare professionals and patients together for an exchange of perspectives on perceptions and barriers related to initiating insulin and using insulin pens in the management of type 2 diabetes. This activity is also designed to help formulate strategies to support the appropriate implementation of these devices into practice, foster effective communication to help overcome psychological insulin resistance, and reinforce patient and physician acceptance of this treatment modality.

As an extension of the live workshop series, this activity incorporates frontline perspectives and key teaching points from nationally recognized experts in diabetes, certified diabetes educators, and patients with diabetes.


Timothy S. Reid, MD
Medical Director
Mercy Diabetes Center
Janesville, WI

Donna Rice, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE
President, Big Picture Health, LLC
Past President, American Association of Diabetes Educators-2007
Chair, Education and Research Foundation, AADE
Dallas, TX

Non-Credit Supplemental Educational Material:
The following material has been developed to accompany this activity:

Understanding the Insulin Pen: An Educational Resource for People With Diabetes

Note: This material is not CME certified and, therefore, does not offer any CME/CE credit.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc., A SANOFI COMPANY.


Unless otherwise indicated, photographed subjects who appear within the content of this activity or on artwork associated with this activity are models; they are not actual patients or doctors.


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