Insulin Start / Ambulatory Insulin Program

Introduces an individual to insulin therapy and begin high quality, self-monitoring and administration.

This program is designed for individuals referred by their physicians who are newly diagnosed with insulin-dependent (Type I) diabetes, as well as those unable to adequately manage their Type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes with therapy, dietary management and / or oral hypoglycemic agents.

This program is designed to assess the patient’s medical, nutritional and personal status; provide blood sugar testing strategies; and initiate insulin therapy, including drawing up insulin with various devices and administering an injection. Safe insulin storage principles are addressed, as well as record keeping and considerations during travel.

The patient is provided strategies for prevention of acute complications of diabetes, as well the recognition and treatment of insulin reactions.