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, CDE
Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE, has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 20 years and has managed several hospital ADA-recognized diabetes education programs; she is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in endocrinology and a certification in wound care. A member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Laurie is the past president of her local chapter. Laurie works at a large hospital in St. Louis, MO, serving the needs of patients with diabetes in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Laurie is also a certified insulin pump trainer and has published articles on use of insulin pumps for hospitalized patients. Her practical experiences, supported by clinical knowledge, provide a blend of information on how to treat diabetes today. Her goal is to provide the current strategies and treatments you need to improve the outcomes of your patients.
Financial: Laurie Klipfel receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Laurie Klipfel has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.