Question about Novolog
- 0Oct 25, '12 by nurs1ngso a nurse's pt had Novolog 30 units scheduled routinely AND for sliding scale. Pts BS was 199 So sliding scale coverage was between 5-7 units (can't remember) on top of the 30 UNITS. My question is - why so much?Last edit by nurs1ng on Oct 26, '12
- 2Oct 26, '12 by blondy2061hInsulin sensitivity varies for everyone. A lot of things effect it, including age, weight, hormone levels, activity levels, and more! Everyone needs a different amount. I've seen teeny tiny doses and huge doses and everything in between. What is important is if it's keeping the patient's blood sugars in range.
- 2Oct 26, '12 by BrandonLPNThe receptor cells (or whatever) of people with a hx of uncontrolled diabetes don't use insulin very efficiently. So they might require what seems like ungodly doses of novolog. I remember a resident who got 48 units of novolog with meals. You see doses like that from time to time.