Importance of Correct Injection Technique to Optimise Treatment Outcomes [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Michelle Robins

Presenter: Henry Acosta

Guest Bio: Michelle Robins has been working as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator since 1993.  She has worked on 40 diabetes-related committees and working parties, produced book chapters, presented at national and international conferences, more than 100 workshops. Michelle is currently employed as the Nurse Practitioner Diabetes at Northern Health and is member of the Deakin University Conjoint Academic staff.  She has produced several clinical guidelines and position statements for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and she was a key presenter at the first Australian and New Zealand Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy Expert Recommendations (FITTER) held in Sydney this year.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, we welcome Michelle Robins, Nurse Practitioner and Credentialled Diabetes Educator at Northern Health, and speaker at the ANZ FITTER event held last May. Given also its Diabetes Awareness Week coming up 9-15 July, this is a timely discussion on the significance of correct injection technique. The event was funded by BD and supported by leading independent diabetes organisations including the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC), Western Sydney Diabetes and Perth Diabetes Care. The Australian and New Zealand Forum for Injection Technique & Therapy Expert Recommendations event is the latest in a series of evidence-based seminars to improve the management of diabetes for healthcare professionals and patients globally.



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