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Insulin Pump Therapy Online Course, 3rd Edition

Insulin Pump Therapy Online Course, 3rd Edition

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This course provides soup-to-nuts instruction and insight on all aspects of pump therapy, from basic to advanced concepts ...
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Insulin Pump Therapy - Online Course

Self-paced online course - 6 Hours
Effective dates for CE credit: 12/23/2019 - 12/23/2022

Program Overview

Insulin pump therapy continues to grow in popularity among people with type 1 and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes. As pump technology expands, so must clinicians' understanding of this innovative mode of therapy. This course provides soup-to-nuts instruction and insight on all aspects of pump therapy, from basic to advanced concepts. Specific topics include patient training/preparation, matching patients to appropriate equipment, fine-tuning pump settings, making use of advanced pump features, safety & troubleshooting, adjustments for special populations, and the business side of implementing a pump program. 

Diabetes care and education specialist and insulin pump expert Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, guides you through six modules of learning.

Module 1: Pumping 101
     Rationale for pump use
     Basal/bolus insulin therapy
     Pump benefits and drawbacks
     System components

Module 2: Patient Preparation & Product Options
     Candidacy for pump therapy - patient selection
     Pre-pump education
     Product selection: pumps, infusion devices
     DIY hybrid closed-loop benefits and drawbacks

Module 3: Pump Initiation 
     The training sequence
     Transition planning
     Technical training options
     Infusion device usage
     Safety guidelines
     Forward planning 

Module 4: Glucose Regulation
     Hybrid closed-loop's role
     Principles of adjustment
     Basal fine-tuning
     Bolus fine-tuning
     Advanced feature application
     - Temporary basal rates
     - Alternate basal patterns
     - Prolonged boluses

Module 5: The Pumping Life 
     Meeting the challenges of daily living
     Meeting the needs of special populations: 
     - Pregnancy
     - Infants
     - Kids & teens 
     - Elderly
     - Physical limitations (i.e. visually impaired, severe insulin resistance)
     Pump education for caregivers

Module 6: The Office View
     Downloading & analyzing pump data
     The business side of pumping 
     - Pump/supply costs
     - Insurance coverage
     - Technical training reimbursement
     - Clinical care reimbursement
     Additional resources


- Audio-visual presentation
- Charts and graphs for more advanced understanding
- Breaks for check-your-knowledge questions
- Downloadable copies of slide resource materials
- Post-learning assessment

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

-- Describe the function, components, benefits and drawbacks of insulin pump therapy when used alone or in the context of a hybrid closed-loop system.
-- Describe how to guide appropriate patients in making a successful transition to insulin pump therapy.
-- Describe how to successfully and safely manage glucose levels in patients utilizing insulin pump therapy
-- Establish a business model for implementing an insulin pump program. 

Intended Audience

This online course is intended for diabetes care and education specialists and other healthcare professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of insulin pump therapy. This includes CDCES's, registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, health educators, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

Learning Outcome

Learners will be able to effectively and efficiently utilize insulin pump therapy for improving patient outcomes.

Activity Type

This online course is a knowledge-based learning activity.


Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Owner and Clinical Director
Integrated Diabetes Services
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Continuing Education Credit

This educational program provides 6.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.

To successfully complete the program to earn CE credit, learners must complete the coursework in its entirety, successfully complete the post-activity assessment, and submit an evaluation survey. A continuing education statement of credit will be provided online.

Accreditation Information

Registered Nurses

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program provides 6.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education credit. This program discusses 0.0 contact hour(s) of pharmacotherapeutic content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 10977, for 6.0 Contact Hour(s).

Registered Dietitians

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 6.0 Continuing Professional Education unit(s) (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 6.0 contact hour(s) (0.6 CEUs) of continuing education credit.

ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-19-326-H01-P
Effective Dates: 12/23/2019 - 12/23/2021

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities content (e.g. authors, presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among educational activity faculty and planners are as follows: 

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE: Speakers Bureau: Dexcom, Ascensia, Tandem Diabetes Care; Consultant: Medtronic, Eli Lilly, Insulet, BioCapillary, Glooko, MySugr, Roche, Senseonics.

Jodi Lavin-Tompkins MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDE has no relevant financial disclosures to report. 

The approval of this educational offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.


Members: $249.00
Non-Members: $349.00

Volume discounts are available and will be automatically applied at check-out when the desired quantity is selected.

  • For groups of 3-9, a 10% discount is available.
  • For groups of 10-14, a 15% discount is available.
  • For groups of 15+, a 20% discount is available.

Access Period

You will have access to this learning activity for a period of six months after you enroll, or whenever the activity's CE credits expire (whichever comes first).

Course released on: 12/23/2019
Expiration date: 12/23/2022

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.


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