Insulin Therapy

Posted by zchelle Saturday, May 3, 2008

1. Use standard insulin syringe mark in insulin units.
2. Absorption is fastest in the abdomen, followed by deltoid, thigh and buttocks.
3. Inject 30 minutes before meals.
4. Eating a few minutes after or before injecting short acting insulin reduces the ability of insulin to prevent rapid rises in blood glucose after meals and may increase the risk for hypoglycemia.
5. Administer the right amount at the right time.
6. No other medication