NCLEX Review Insulin

Hey gang we’re going to continue our drug review with the Endocrine System. Today we’ll be focused on diabetes.

From Merck


A great review of insulin –

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.

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