Okay have a 64yom, with qid accuchecks.. s/s 151-199 1 unit novalog.. He also recieved 10units of lantus @ 9p.
Sent Res. out to hospital for altered mental status, came back yesterday with lantus DCd, replaced with metformin q/hs, his s/s is now 100-120 2 units on novalog, 121-150 4 units, and 151-170 6 units.... Is it common to give insulin when the range is 100-120? Most of my Res. start at 130 to 180.
If this is common, can someone please tell me the rational behind it. I can perhaps see, if it was only before meals, but at bedtime Im not sure I get it.
Thanks so much