CE Program: Insulin Injection Technique

Webcast from Penn State and the AADE:

Program Title:

Best Insulin Injection Technique:
Teaching the Long and the Short of It


This program provides 1.5 contact hours for continuing education credit for physicians, Diabetes Educators, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. The program is free to AADE members and non-members.

Program Goals

This Webinar will reexamine prevailing assumptions about the effects of factors such as needle length on insulin delivery by describing evidence-based injection techniques and education strategies that maximize medication effect in different patient populations. Some of the topics addressed by the faculty are new injection recommendations, best injection practices, anatomy of injection sites, needle length and glycemic control.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this Webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how the thickness of skin and subcutaneous tissue affects injection technique
  • Recognize the psychological barriers to injecting insulin, especially at the initiation of treatment, and approaches to mitigating them
  • List factors influencing insulin absorption, injection pain, and strategies that make injections less painful
  • Match injection practice parameters (eg, site selection, needle length and diameter, injection angle, and the use of skin folds) to the needs of individual patients
Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine, The University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE
Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Jerry Meece, RPh, FACA, CDM, CDE
Director of Clinical Services, Plaza Pharmacy and Wellness Center
Gainesville, TX
How to register:
Registration for the program can be found by members and non-members on the
AADE Web site at www.diabeteseducator.org/insulin
This program will be archived on the AADE site and available for 2 years.
Accreditation Statements
Registered Nurses
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AADE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. (CEP # 10977)
Registered Dietitians
The American Association of Diabetes Educators, (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) from June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2012.
Registered Pharmacists
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Penn State College of Medicine and The Diabetes Education Group. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This program has been made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from
BD Medical - Diabetes Care