When it comes to diabetics and giving insulin, I have seen a few methods out there:
-give the insulin only at meal times or at least have snack and juice in front of the patient.
-give the insulin at the time after the accucheck even if no food is in front of them.
I just wonder what the best way is and whats the rationale behind it?
For example, I was at the hospital last week for clinical's for school. A patients BS was 356, so according to the sliding scale, he was to get 8 units of Novolog. The nurse would not give it to him until dinner had arrived. Is that standard practice?