Cover image for lecture: Insulin: an Everyday Toxin

Lecture Overview

The incorrect dose of this everyday medicine, insulin, has the potential to become a lethal poison when misused. This session will explore how insulin toxicity occurs and what we need to consider when administering or caring for people who have been prescribed insulin.


Portrait of Peta Tauchmann
Peta Tauchmann

Peta Tauchmann has worked as a diabetes educator since 1998. In 2003, she established a private practice in diabetes education in Brisbane and, in 2015, she was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner. Professionally, she enjoys a range of activities, working in her own community-based clinics and contributing to local and national projects designed to improve the care of people with diabetes. She enjoys working in an area of health care that is meaningful, constantly changing, and intellectually stimulating.



22 Total Rating(s)

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bronwyn ann beecroft
15 Aug 2019


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Jennylyn Calacsan
27 Jul 2019

Very engaging and I've gained a lot of new interventions about administering insulin!

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Deborah Devlin
17 Jul 2019

Excellent education resource, well presented, easy to understand and informative.

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Rachelle Christine Co
16 Jul 2019


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Zoe Robins
03 Jul 2019


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Andrew Markula
02 Jul 2019

Great presentation.

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Ze Liu
26 Jun 2019

function of insulin increase glucose uptake supress glucose output in the liver promotes amino acid uptake prevent fat breakdown insulin should be linked to nutritional status rapid acting insulin should be given at the start of a meal Don't pinch skin, lift

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Yahui Teng
15 Jun 2019


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Amy Hopper
11 Jun 2019

Informative, well taught. Thank you

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Saras verma
10 Jun 2019

This learning was a refresher for me whereby I needed to see if any new learning have been introduced. I have learnt that sliding scales may not be recommended for use anymore.