Hypoglycemia is always on every medical professional’s mind when they think about using insulin. It doesn’t really matter if the patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or is well-controlled or out of control. As long as they are on insulin there is the risk of hypoglycemia.
This week’ s Disaster Averted takes a look at how a misinterpretation of when mealtime insulin is given can make a difference, and our Homerun Slides point out the value of understanding the curves of the different insulins before you prescribe or change a patient’s regimen.
Our Clinical Text, from Diabetic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Clinical Management is all about how to treat hypoglycemia caused by insulin, and Dr. Stanley Schwartz’s video on mitigating hypo’s in hospitals with incretins will give you Mastery in Minutes knowledge you cannot get anywhere else.