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Insulin Therapy Center

Insulin Therapy for Diabetes: Diabetes in Control answers key questions about the uses and challenges of insulin in diabetes management, including:
– How insulin is used to treat diabetes
– How/when a healthcare professional should consider insulin therapy for diabetes patients
– What a healthcare professional needs to know about making insulin therapy safe and effective

A Review of Insulin Errors

The U.S. Pharmacopeia Medication Errors Reporting Program states that approximately 50 percent of all medication errors involve insulin. As the incidence of diabetes increases, insulin use can reasonably be expected to increase, and the mistakes will no doubt increase as well. Insulin is a very powerful medication, and some of these mistakes will require the ambulance, the hospital, or worse.

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Syringe Type Mystery

My colleague and I were working with a client new to insulin. We each saw him separately. He was taking Lantus and Humalog by syringe at meals. He had been taught how to use the syringe by his physician's office staff. He was claiming much different numbers than expected for his mealtime doses.

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