Cover image for lecture: Insulin: an Everyday Toxin

Lecture Overview

The incorrect dose of this everyday medicine, insulin, has the potential to become a lethal poison when misused. This session will explore how insulin toxicity occurs and what we need to consider when administering or caring for people who have been prescribed insulin.

Educators

Portrait of Peta Tauchmann
Peta Tauchmann

Peta Tauchmann has worked as a diabetes educator since 1998. In 2003, she established a private practice in diabetes education in Brisbane and, in 2015, she was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner. Professionally, she enjoys a range of activities, working in her own community-based clinics and contributing to local and national projects designed to improve the care of people with diabetes. She enjoys working in an area of health care that is meaningful, constantly changing, and intellectually stimulating.

Reviews

4.4

13 Total Rating(s)

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Ze Liu
26 Jun 2019

function of insulin increase glucose uptake supress glucose output in the liver promotes amino acid uptake prevent fat breakdown insulin should be linked to nutritional status rapid acting insulin should be given at the start of a meal Don't pinch skin, lift

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Yahui Teng
15 Jun 2019

useful

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Amy Hopper
11 Jun 2019

Informative, well taught. Thank you

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Saras verma
10 Jun 2019

This learning was a refresher for me whereby I needed to see if any new learning have been introduced. I have learnt that sliding scales may not be recommended for use anymore.

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Lisa Millar
10 Jun 2019

very interesting

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Kaylene cooper
10 Jun 2019

great refresher on diabetes would like more information on fasting pts and oral anti glycaemic meds and ketoacidosis

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Rangi Geerkins
09 Jun 2019

Very good

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Larissa Jachmann
05 Jun 2019

Very good

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Larissa Jachmann
05 Jun 2019

Very good

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Margaret Quinn
03 Jun 2019

A quick engaging summary of why insulin can be a high risk medication. Also covered administration, needle size, and what insulin does in the body. A down side was that we couldn't see her diagrams that she kept referring to.