Our MA had given the patient a pen for Humalog 75/25 rather than plain Humalog and this evidently was what had caused the overnight lows.
We gave the patient the proper pen and the problem disappeared.
It is a good idea for the prescriber or another office person to verify that the sample is correct. In addition we are now making sure that our MA’s verify that the insulin they get from the fridge is the same that is on the electronic record.
Abby Aronson, ARNP
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