Beware of look-alikes

2fbb944b-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a 0e6d33e5-2649-11df-9d36-0017a4aa266a Tip 065 Regular and fast-acting insulin are clear and because they have different peaks of action, there can be serious blood glucose consequences if you confuse one for the other. If your doctor prescribes more than one insulin type, keep them in different physical locations or label one clearly with stickers to ensure that you keep them straight.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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by Nicole Purcell
I had a work dinner last night with some leadership from my office. I always find diabetes etiquette at these things to be kind of tricky. It was a four course meal, with salad, soup, entree' and dessert and coffee. There was also a selection of gluten free and non-gluten free dinner rolls. I felt way too full of questions for waitress... "Could I get my dressing on the side? How much sugar is in it?" A course later...