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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

Using IV Insulin

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From our partners at ISMP: An IV insulin bag was hung when replacing the patient’s Versed® (midazolam) bag. Two bags of insulin were then hanging, one at rate of 8 (Versed rate) and one at 5 (insulin rate). A [mid-afternoon] accucheck showed that the [blood glucose] level decreased to 36. …

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Click It Like a Pen

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A new patient who had been using insulin pens for two years came in for a consult because his blood sugars continued to go up even though his doctor kept increasing the dose of insulin. He was on a very large amount of insulin. Our endocrinologist thought he was on …

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Safe Use of Insulin Pens

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From our partners at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP): Given reports of ongoing misuse of insulin pens — in particular, the sharing of insulin pens with multiple patients after only changing the needle — we believe the risk associated with cross-contamination is best mitigated by removing insulin pens from …

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