Dr.N.Madhu,President of Indian Medical Association, North Paravoor presided the function in which Dr.Jothydev spoke about the modern trends in the diabetes management in the elderly.He also demonstrated how to use the modern insulin pumps.
The North Paravoor doctors were academically well updated and actively participated in the discussion followed by the talk.
One selected Question and Answer
While using insulin in pen devices, should it be refrigerated?
The pen devices which are commonly used include Novopen 3, Novomix, Novorapid, Lantus Optiset etc.Once the patient start using the disposable pen or a catridge, it need not be and in some cases should not be refrigerated. However unused catridges and pens should be kept inside the door of the refrigerator. Insulins should not be kept in the freezer compartment.The ideal temperature is between 2 degree celcius and 8 degree celcius.