Core 3: Insulin

Core 3: Insulin


The Insulin module seeks to familiarise students with insulin charting and BSL monitoring. It will cover how the charting and review process works, types and indications for insulin and the management of hypo and hyper-glycaemic events.

  • This module forms part of the Core Curriculum.
  • It requires little to no preparation.
  • It can be taught in 60 to 90 minutes.

Teaching This Topic

As with all modules, first familiarise yourself with The 9 Rules of STITCCH.

Insulin charting can be a sometimes daunting process for the junior doctor, and a lot of the knowledge can be learned from repeated exposure to insulin charts and current regimes. Your goal is to familiarise students with this regimes in general terms. For example, they would not be expected to commence an inpatient on an insulin regime.

When teaching this topic, it is vital that students all have their own copy of the insulin chart to work with. The chart in itself is difficult to read, and much will be gained by repeated exposure and practical exercises using this chart.

STITCCH Resources

  • Curriculum Pack (11 Pages), includes two appendices to be printed out for students.
  • Insulin Medication Chart (obtained from hospital)

Other Resources

  • None to date.

Update History

1st Edition, 2 August 2016
2nd Edition, 18 September 2016

Image Credit

ZaldyImg via Flickr (link)


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