Virtual Grand Rounds Topic

Smart Insulin Pens: Data-Driven Care for the Full Spectrum of MDI Therapy from Fixed Dose to Carb Counting

Smart Insulin Pens are shining a spotlight on MDI Therapy, revealing gaps in care but also tremendous opportunities to optimize care for this population. For the first time, we are able to build a data-driven practice approach for insulin injection therapy patients.

While insulin delivery based on carbohydrate counting is the gold standard for type 1 diabetes, it is difficult for many patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Recently Companion Medical released two new InPen dose calculator modes in addition to the Carbohydrate Counting Mode: Meal Estimation Mode and Fixed Dose Mode. In all cases, the dose calculator keeps track of and accounts for active insulin from previous doses in dose recommendation allowing patients across the full MDI spectrum for the first time to safely deliver correction doses.

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Virtual Grand Rounds Clinical Objectives:

1. Identify how to build a data-driven practice approach for MDI Therapy with Smart Insulin Pens
2. Define available dose calculator meal modes: Fixed Dose, Meal Estimation and Carbohydrate Counting
3. Determine the best Dose Calculator Meal Mode to use with your patients through various clinical case scenarios.

About Companion Medical's Clinical Expert

Janice MacLeod MA, RD, CDCES, FADCES, Head of Clinical Advocacy

Janice has years of experience in diabetes clinical practice including Carilion Health System in Roanoke, VA and University of Maryland in Baltimore and in diabetes technology at Johnson & Johnson, Welldoc and Companion Medical. She is the author and editor of multiple peer-reviewed publications and education programs and is current chair-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Practice Group.

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