Training may improve insulin initiation

Diabetes educator Rosemary Macro told the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association annual meeting in Sydney last week that of 1300 GPs who attended the course, only 13% felt confident initiating insulin beforehand.

Afterwards 80% reported feeling very confident about initiating insulin therapy.

A quarter of GPs who participated in the 10-hour weekend course said they would refer patients to an endocrinologist for insulin initiation before the training. After