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Digital Seminar

Diabetes Medication Updates: Current Standards and Guidelines for Oral and Injectable Prescribing

Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC®
6 Hours 38 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 24, 2021
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Diabetes is so prevalent – among patients and across all our specialty settings.

As new medications and treatments continue to emerge, the management of diabetes becomes increasingly complex. It is more imperative than ever that we keep up-to-date on current standards and guidelines regarding both oral and injectable medications used for diabetes care.

As we better understand the complicated multifactorial pathogenesis of diabetes, it can feel challenging to create individualized treatment plans for patients. Treatments that typically include medication as a critical piece to manage patient blood sugars. This training delivers evidence-based practice recommendations to guide medication choices that will optimize outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and reduce the risk of serious complications that can occur from poor management.

You will achieve a current and comprehensive understanding of the latest approaches to both assess and treat patients with diabetes. Along the way, Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC, will interject her best clinical tips to improve patient education and empowerment so that you, too, can ultimately impact the greatest goal achievements for your patients!


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Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC®, has been a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for over 20 years managing both inpatient 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 a 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 employment relationships with the VA-St. Louis and the Diabetes & Endocrinology Specialists, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Laurie Klipfel is a member of the St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice.

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  1. Determine best medication choices based on different diagnostic types of diabetes. 
  2. Analyze optimal pharmacological management of diabetes based on ADA Standards of Care. 
  3. Appraise the basal/bolus concept of insulin administration including various insulin administration schedules and adjustment of insulin dosages. 
  4. Plan to address tight glycemic control, including management strategies during hospitalization, illness or surgery.  
  5. Determine evaluation strategies for patient use of insulin pumps. 
  6. Plan to improve overall patient diabetes outcomes through evidence-based strategies. 


  • Diabetes Medications: Indications and Contraindications 
  • Oral medications 
    • Sulfonylureas 
    • Meglitinides 
    • Thiazolidinediones (TZD) 
    • Biguanides 
    • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors 
    • DPP-4 inhibitors 
    • SGLT-2 inhibitors 
    • Incretin Mimetics 
    • Combinations 
  • Injectables 
    • Insulin 
      • Action times 
      • Basal/bolus dosing 
      • Benefits of insulin pump therapy 
      • Management of insulin pump in the hospital 
    • Incretin Mimetics 
    • Amylinomimetics 
  • Case Studies 
  • Delay onset of diabetes for at risk patient  
  • Select the best initial treatment for a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes 
  • How to advance therapy with oral agent optimization 
  • Enhanced effectiveness of combination therapies 
  • Optimize basal bolus insulin therapy 
  • Motivational techniques 
  • Addressing patient weight concerns 
  • Improve glycemic management in hospitalized patients 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Certified Diabetes Care
  • Education Specialists


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