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Digital Seminar

Diabetes Medications Part 3: Non-Insulin Injected Medications and Insulin Pumps

Diabetes Medications 3-Part Series
Laurie Klipfel, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CDCES, WCC
1 Hour 48 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 26, 2017
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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. 



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PESI speaker and 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 receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Laurie Klipfel has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose. 

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  • Incretin Effect and Action
  • Incretin Mimetics
    • Exenatide
    • Liraglutide
    • Dulaglutide
    • Albiglutide
    • Lixisenatide
  • Insulin/GLP-1 combo
    • Insulin glargine plus lixisenatide
    • Insulin degludec plus liraglutide
    • Amylinomimetic-pramlintide
  • Insulin Pumps and Sensors
  • Evaluating Insulin Doses with a Pump
  • Using Insulin Pumps in Hospitalized Patients
  • Problem Solving



  1. Specify which patients can benefit from incretin mimetics and insulin pumps.
  2. Evaluate effectiveness of insulin doses administered by insulin pumps and make recommendations for improved glucose control.
  3. Assess if a patient is appropriate to continue using an insulin pump while being hospitalized. 

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists


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