Hey gang we’re going to continue our drug review with the Endocrine System. Today we’ll be focused on diabetes.
A great review of insulin – https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/diabetes-types-insulin#1
Some Points Administering Insulin
Rotate sites: do not use the same site more than once in a 2-3 week period this prevents lipodystrophy.
Sites include: abdomen, arms, and thighs
When mixing insulin (clear to cloudy) clear=regular, cloudy=NPH
Don’t massage site after administration increases absorption rate and may cause hypoglycemia.
Mixing Insulin – clear before cloudy
Questions and answers –
Next time we’ll talk about oral meds for Diabetes.