Help for Your Missed Insulin Dose

313aba01-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a BG-T1 Insulin tip 4sized If you missed your twice-a-day, intermediate or long-acting insulin dose, and it’s within 4 hours, you can take the full dose. If it’s more than 4 hours, skip that dose entirely and cover any high glucose levels with rapid-acting insulin.

Warning: Please work with your healthcare provider. Although the following suggestions may be common approaches to insulin dose adjustment, you want to be sure you are safe and under the guidance of a professional before changing your insulin regimen. It takes time to understand these steps and to see how your body responds.

Tip courtesy of Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE.

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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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