Sliding Scale Insulin: Best Practice Update

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Lecture Overview

In the past, sliding scale insulin was often used to treat hyperglycaemia, but is no longer supported by individual health service policies or national and international diabetes clinical guidelines. In this lecture, diabetes nurse practitioner and credentialed diabetes educator Michelle Robins provides an update on inpatient diabetes management. She discusses the selection of inpatient glucose lowering medicines and why sliding scale insulin should not be used.


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Michelle Robins is a credentialled diabetes educator and a nurse practitioner with Northern Health. She has worked for 30 years as a diabetes educator at several major tertiary hospitals in Victoria and Queensland. Michelle has served on more than 50 diabetes-related committees and contributed to book chapters on diabetes.
CPD time15m
First Published29 August 2023
Updated29 August 2023
29 August 2025
Learning Tools
Diabetes Mellitus
Clinical Assessment
Chronic Illness