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Diabetes Medications Part 3: Non-Insulin Injected Medications and Insulin Pumps
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An increasingly large number of patients with diabetes means more insulin pumps are being utilized and drug therapy continues to become complex and often difficult to understand. Incretin mimetics can improve glucose control with a decreased amount of insulin.  When used appropriately this can decrease weight and decrease risk of complications from diabetes.  Insulin pumps can improve not only blood sugars but quality of life.  Becoming familiar with both non-insulin injected medication and insulin pumps is vital for all health care providers. In this program Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, APN-BC, CDE, will guide you through the treatment options and make the difficult concepts easy to understand and apply in clinical practice. 

Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, Touchette Regional Hospital

Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for over 20 years managing both impatient and outpatient care for patients with diabetes. She has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs, is a Board-Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with specialty in endocrinology and has a certification in wound care.

Laurie is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and past president of her local chapter. She is a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical patient experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Laurie Klipfel has an employment relationship with the VA-St. Louis. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Laurie Klipfel has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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