If you missed your once-a-day, intermediate or long-acting insulin dose, and you realize it within 4 hours, the full dose can be taken. If it's more than 4 hours late, calculate the number of hours late, divide by 24, and multiply by your usual insulin dose.
Resource Manual for Diabetes Care and Education for Primary Care Practices: JoslinEZstart Guiding Insulin Initiation. 2006. Boston: Joslin Diabetes Center.
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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