“In your medical and surgical units you will often have patients admitted with diabetes. Has it happened that they were using a new insulin or technology to manage their diabetes that you were unfamiliar with? Did you wonder how does this insulin pump work? How is this insulin different? The following article will provide an update of new insulins and technologies that are currently being utilized to manage diabetes as well as how they impact ongoing management for children and youth with diabetes.”
Christine Richardson, RN, BScN, CDE is a certified diabetes educator and pump trainer with over twenty years of experience at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She has been a leader in the design, development and ongoing management of the insulin pump and CGM programs at CHEO. She was the lead educator in a multicenter clinical trial, The JDRF CCTN CGM TIME Trial. Christine is a passionate advocate for the integration of technology in the management of children and youth with type 1 diabetes.