Diabetes Devices: An Update (Glucometers and Insulin Pen Devices)

Stacy Smith, PhC

Stacey Smith was born and raised just outside of Elmsdale, NS and graduated from the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy in 2008. Stacey worked at the same small, locally owned, pharmacy starting in her first year of pharmacy school and continues to work for the same company eleven years later. In 2010, Stacey became a certified diabetes educator and now primarily practices in a clinical setting, teaching patients about diabetes, injection technique, and helping titrate their insulin or other diabetes medications. In April 2019, Stacey became a certified bariatric educator and now runs a once weekly obesity clinic helping patients better understand the complexity of obesity as a disease, helping to reduce bias around obesity and educating patients on behavior change and available medications to help treat obesity.

When she isn’t in clinic or the pharmacy, you can find Stacey at a rink, soccer field, or gym with her busy family. She now resides in Fall River, NS with her husband, Ryan, their two children, Lucas and Lilah, and their dog, Leo.


An overview of how devices used to monitor blood glucose and deliver injectable medications for diabetes have evolved over the years and what is currently available in Canada.

Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with common glucometers available in Canada
  • Become comfortable training patients on glucometer testing and troubleshooting
  • Become familiar with common injectable pen devices available in Canada
  • Become familiar with training patients on delivering medication via injection
  • Help individualize selections of both glucometer and pen device based on patient specific factors
  • Opportunity for hands on training and interactive discussion