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Insulin Dose Adjustment

This is an self-learning program on insulin dose adjustment for parents of children with diabetes.


This program is for parents of children with type 1 diabetes who:

  • Have a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes and
  • Would like to gain knowledge, skill and confidence to make insulin adjustments

Computer requirements

When you have finished the learning modules, you will be able to:

  • State age appropriate blood sugar goals
  • Interpret blood sugar readings
  • Explain how different insulins work
  • Identify when an insulin adjustment is needed
  • Apply the guidelines for insulin adjustment
  • Adjust insulin for high or low blood sugars
  • Adjust insulin for activity
  • Adjust insulin for illness
  • Identify when to call for help

Please e-mail us with your comments and suggestions about this program.

Insulin Dose Adjustment Modules

Content and design by:

  • Cristina Pepe, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Heather Nichol, RN, MScN, CDE
  • Daniel L. Metzger, MD, FAAP, FRCPC
  • Sharleen Herrmann, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Doreen Yasui, RD, CDE

Site development by:

  • Peter Choi, MEd
  • Andrew Dunn, BCCH eLearning Manager

Thanks to the staff of the Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit, Media Productions and Learning and Development, BC’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada, and to all of the children and families who participated in the development of this program.

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