New edition! Covers the essentials for patients starting insulin or changing regimens. Discusses the signs of hypoglycemia and what to do. Gives tips and reminders about measuring, injecting and storing insulin, and includes a form for a personal insulin plan.
This edition has the latest recommendations for glucose targets (70-130 mg/dL premeal, 90-150 mg/dL bedtime, and no more than 50 mg/dL rise after eating and less than 180 mg/dL postmeal) and testing frequency (premeal, 1-2 hours after start of meal, bedtime) - also, type 1 and type 2 targets and testing frequency combined; no distinction between type 1 and type 2.
Includes long-lasting insulins Toujeo (glargine U300) and Tresiba (degludec U100/U200). Provides updated storage and expiration information for all insulins and a simplified graph of common insulin plans. Sixth edition. 2016. 8 panels. Package of 10.
Topics discussed include:
• Types of insulin and insulin action times
• Insulin plans
• Taking your insulin
• Where to inject insulin
• Sharps disposal
• Your insulin plan
• Low glucose
• Rule of 15 to treat lows
• Storing your insulin
Sold in packages of 10. Price is per package.