List The Steps For Mixing A Short Acting And Long Acting Insulin In The Same Syringe

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My Doctor Says I Need To Mix Insulins...

Mixing Insulins BD Getting Started ™ My Doctor Says I Need to Mix Insulins... How Do I Begin? When your doctor tells you to use two types of insulin for an injection, they can be mixed in the same insulin syringe so that you will need only one injection. Using two types of insulin can help you keep your blood sugar levels in your target range. When you mix two insulins in one syringe, one type of insulin is always clear and short or rapid-acting, while the other type is cloudy and long-acting. Check that you have the right syringe size. Match your dose to the syringe size that is just right for you. It is an easy way to assure the accuracy of your dosage. Two types of Insulin BD™ Insulin Syringe BD™ Alcohol Swabs To mix your insulins, you will need:To mix your insulins, you will need: Also check that you have the right brand and type of insulin. Make sure that the expiration date on the insulin bottle has not passed. Between 30 and 50 units Between 50 and 100 units Use a 3/10 cc BD INSULIN SYRINGE Use a 1/2 cc BD INSULIN SYRINGE Use a 1 cc BD INSULIN SYRINGE Less than 30 units at one time - - - 1 2 3 if you inject:if you inject: ml ml ml 1 2 3 •Roll the bott Continue reading >>

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  1. luvmy2angels

    You will hardly ever hold Lantus at night due to it being long acting. You also don't ever want to mix Lantus with any other insulin. You can usually mix the short and intermediate insulins together, just remeber "clear before cloudy". There should be specific orders for each patients as when to hold the insulin as everyone is different. If i would do an accucheck and it was below 60 i would call the Dr for an order to hold the insulin. But then again that was the policy of the LTC facility that i worked in, you may not have to do that. Good Luck, it seems scary at first but you'll get the hang of it!!

  2. Virgo_RN

    We don't mix 70/30 or Lantus.

  3. blondy2061h, MSN

    70/30 can be mixed with regular. Lantus can't be mixed with anything.
    I really recommend you brush up on your understanding of insulin actions and uses and such. You probably shouldn't be holding a scheduled dose for a bg under 100, but it depends on the type of insulin.

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