This is an self-learning program on insulin dose adjustment for parents of children with diabetes.
This program is for parents of children with type 1 diabetes who:
- Have a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes and
- Would like to gain knowledge, skill and confidence to make insulin adjustments
- State age appropriate blood sugar goals
- Interpret blood sugar readings
- Explain how different insulins work
- Identify when an insulin adjustment is needed
- Apply the guidelines for insulin adjustment
- Adjust insulin for high or low blood sugars
- Adjust insulin for activity
- Adjust insulin for illness
- Identify when to call for help
e-mail us with your comments and suggestions about this program.
- Cristina Pepe, RN, BSN, CDE
- Heather Nichol, RN, MScN, CDE
- Daniel L. Metzger, MD, FAAP, FRCPC
- Sharleen Herrmann, RN, BSN, CDE
- Doreen Yasui, RD, CDE
- Peter Choi, MEd
- Andrew Dunn, BCCH eLearning Manager
Thanks to the staff of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit, Media Productions and Learning and Development, BC’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada, and to all of the children and families who participated in the development of this program.