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Adjusting Your Insulin Dose

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Adjusting Your Insulin Dose
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

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 regime. It takes time to understand these steps and to see how your body responds.

This column will focus on the arduous task of how to adjust insulin. Print in its entirety and review each step carefully. This is intense!

Click here to download a printable PDF version of this slideshow.

Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD 05/13.


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