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What is the risk of not knowing enough about insulin?

Introduction - short video of Dr Nicola Englyst (NE) + Dr Mayank Patel (MP) welcoming learners / introducing course and learning outcomes / introducin

Insulin is an essential diabetes medication, yet errors in prescribing and administering insulin occur frequently and can result in hypoglycaemia and even death.

Improving knowledge of healthcare professionals, people with diabetes and their carers will improve insulin safe use.

In this short video, lead educators Dr Mayank Patel and Dr Nicola Englyst explain why we’ve created a course that brings together ‘all things insulin’ into one place.

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What do you think is the risk of not knowing enough about insulin?

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