Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism


Initiating and Adjusting Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 24
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Starting and adjusting insulin in type 2 diabetics is within the scope of practice of primary care providers. In this presentation the speaker will use cases to demonstrate how the healthcare provider can safely and effectively start and adjust insulin using evidence-based tools, resources and techniques. At the end of this session, attendees will be able to initiate insulin using these resources and tools in a step-wise, clear and simple approach. During the session, attendees will have the opportunity to work through several cases using these tools and resources in order to familiarize themselves with this important topic and skill.

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Inge Schabort

Associate Professor
Dept Family Medicine, McMaster University

Dr. Inge Schabort is an associate professor of family medicine and IMG coordinator at McMaster University. She practises as a full-time family physician at the Stonechurch Clinical Teaching Unit at McMaster, where she tutors evidence-based medicine, quality assurance and behavioural sciences in the residency program. She teaches in and developed curriculum for the provincial pre-residency IMG program in Ontario. Dr. Schabort is an author of the national FMEC IMG Environmental Scan document and she was also a physician-stakeholder consultant for the Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for the Entry to Residency Pathway. She received a 2012 Award of Excellence from the CFPC. As an IMG who completed postgraduate training in ob/gyn, internal medicine, epidemiology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry and pathology before she was recruited to Canada, she had to compete for an IMG position in Ontario and then repeat her clerkship as well as complete a family medicine residency in the Ontario IMG program. She recently completed a review of the IMG literature and has conducted a research study on what selection information best predicts IMG success at college exams. Her clinical and academic interests include medical education, IMG education and advocacy, disease prevention and health promotion, global health, interprofessional care and education, refugee health, women’s health, chronic disease management, evidence-based medicine and primary care research.


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