How much insulin ?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-05-22 01:53:09 -0500
Started 2013-05-10 22:49:47 -0500

I was diagnosed a week a go an I suck at math can some please Easley explain to me how to calculate how much insulin to give my self…

10 replies

Armourer 2013-05-22 01:53:09 -0500 Report

This may or may not be a prank. I've been on insulin since 2006, and although I was prescribed the pen to use, I was just shown how the pen dialed the dosage, and not how to inject it, nor that I should switch sides and spots. As for calculating carb counts I still mess up.

Dr John
Dr John 2013-05-12 10:18:21 -0500 Report

Folks, after thinking about it, I think this post is a prank. It is private and anonymous. Also, what doctor or nurse practitioner would prescribe insulin and not coach a patient how to use it?

Dr John
Dr John 2013-05-12 10:15:34 -0500 Report

What were you diagnosed with type 1 or type 2.? In either case, if insulin was prescribed, your doctor or nurse practitioner must coach you how to use it. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING TO DO ON YOUR OWN BECAUSE IT COULD BE FATAL!

jENNjENNtheRN 2013-05-12 03:16:52 -0500 Report

As a nurse, I can say that you and your doctor have to work together on that one. There are different types of insulin, so every person has an individual plan. It is also something that takes time and practice to learn your patterns and how your body reacts to your dosing.

aznancy 2013-05-11 12:48:49 -0500 Report

If you take insulin and then find your sugar count getting higher, are you suppose to add more insulin until it goes to "normal"?