Online course boosts insulin pump knowledge

The Pharmacy Guild has launched an online CPD training course for insulin pump therapy.

It examines how the pumps work and why they benefit people with type 1 diabetes.

Topics include:

  • The different insulin pump components and how they work;
  • The consumables required;
  • Problems patients can encounter with the pumps and medications; and
  • When to refer to the patient’s health care team.

Australia has one of the highest type 1 diabetes rates in the world.

In 2014 one in every 9000 Australians was diagnosed with the