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How has FIT changed your practice?

lori CANADA

lori
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Joined: March 19, 2014

Welcome to the FIT Canada Forum. A place where Canadian health care professionals can discuss topics related to injection technique. Since the launch of the FIT Recommendations in October 2011, we have heard many stories about how your practice has changed, asking about injection technique, learning what patients are really doing when performing injections, looking and feeling for lipohypertrophy and recommending shorter needle lengths - all to improve diabetes health outcomes for people living with diabetes. Now, we want to hear from you. Has your practice changed since the launch of FIT? If so, how?

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM

ricksiemens ALBERTA

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Joined: April 21, 2014

Re: How has FIT changed your practice?

I would say that I am surprised how much it has changed my practice. Proper injection technique was often overlooked by health care professionals. Having real recommendations, great tools and educational materials has made this topic much more palatable for educators.

I find myself checking injection technique more often and finding that small changes in technique can make big differences in patient glycemic control. The FIT guidelines have given real traction to this topic in diabetes education.

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:59 PM

lori CANADA

lori
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Joined: March 19, 2014

Re: How has FIT changed your practice?

Hi Rick
Thanks so much for sharing your experience - I think it is really an important area where all pharmacists can make a difference - asking simple questions can really give us good information. Thinking about what needles they patient are picking up is also a great clue to having a injection technique discussion. Thanks for being "FIT"

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 9:06 PM