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  1. Sun0408

    Generally speaking, no I don't hold lantus. However, the 126 was after treating from a previous low level. This would have me asking, is the lantus too much, how often are they dropping, are they eating regularly ? If this is a problem, I would call the MD or PCP and state the facts, pt is not eating well, frequent drops in BS over several days/weeks and let them decide.
    The pt may need a change in the lantus or a decrease in sliding scale.. If this was a one time issue, I would tx the low levels, give the lantus and monitor while encouraging meals. OJ and crackers will only bring them up for so long.

  2. misha22

    I wouldn't ever hold Lantus! It is a long acting insulin so if you withheld it it could lead to high BGs and possibly ketones depending if they are producing any insulin on their own or not. if the patient doesn't produce any insulin on their own, withholding their basal insulin dose (Lantus) could lead to ketoacidosis!

  3. Nurse_AV

    I think you were right to give the Lantus unless, like Sun0408 said it is a chronic problem. At which point the resident's BGs and insulin therapy should be reviewed by the doc. I am an LPN working in LTC currently, I don't believe I've ever held Lantus. Since there is no peak with Lantus it is not an insulin that would suddenly drop blood sugar. And also I agree with you that we do need more RNs in LTC! I'm going through LPN/RN transition right now. I work with a lot of RNs on a rehab unit and it's wonderful to work with such great nurses. That's what prompted my return to school.

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Novolog® Instructions For Use

NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Contraindications NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse effect of insulin therapy. The timing of hypoglycemia may reflect the time-action profile of the insulin formulation. Glucose monitoring is recommended for all patients with diabetes and is particularly important for patients using external pump infusion th Continue reading >>

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  1. realsis77

    do you prime your insulin pen with every dose?

    I was wondering how many of you do prime the two units out before each use. I do because I was told to but it seems like such a waste, two units every single time the pen is used? I was wondering how many others prime before each use? It sure makes my insulin go faster in the pen! I was told to prime ten units the first use then two with every dose. I'm afraid if I don't I won't get my correct dose. What do you think about this? Id like everyones opnion please? I know sometimes when I prime only a little dribbles out then I'll prime again and get a stream. I was wondering if I don't prime would my dose just dribble out and I miss getting the correct units? That's my fear. What do you think? Do you prime every single dose?

  2. newbie51

    I just started using the pens. I was told to prime each time with 2 units and then hold for a count of 10 to make sure all the insulin goes in. When I do the 2 units and the needle seems to be clogged, I use a new needle.

  3. realsis77

    I use a new needle with every injection. It sometimes just dribbles out when it does this I'll prime another two units and usually that works and the insulin will come out in a stream then. I always prim too, I was just wondering is everyone else primes always too. It does seem like a waste of insulin but I guess its necessary to insure a proer flow : )

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Novolog® Flexpen® Demo Video

Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Who should not take NovoLog®? Do not take NovoLog® if: your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients. How should I take NovoLog®? Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed. NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it. Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give oth Continue reading >>

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  1. Teresa B

    I take 45 units of Levemir at night and now I also am injecting Byetta twice a day (the combo has greatly reduced my numbers). I have not seen anything posted regarding taking the two injectibles - does anyone know what the risk are if any of taking both???

  2. Joel Steinberg

    I am now in a clinical study through medstar . I and half the people start with levemir, and the other half start with Byetta. After 12 weeks, if the aic is not at 6.5 we get the other one. I have been told it is working well for those who take both. I am not concerned about this issue. So, i think taking both is fine

  3. Joel Steinberg

    After 12 weeks on levemir, and finally up to 68 units, my aic went from 9.3 to 7.3. I have now added byetta as part of this clinical trial

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