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Managing Editor, Diabetes in Control

May 18, 2019

When Steve and I started this newsletter we would call up our local meter or insulin rep and ask for some money for the website. Sometimes we would meet someone from a major company at ADA or AACE and they would give some funding for a feature on their product, …

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Abbreviations Will Get U in Trouble

The cause of many insulin errors is the use of abbreviations in written orders. The abbreviation “U” for “units” has often been misread as a zero, resulting in serious, tenfold overdoses. Recently, we heard about three new cases that illustrate other problems when abbreviations are used in insulin orders.

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