Okay, aside from the fact that every, single, solitary book I have gives a different set of onset, peak and duration of the different kinds of insulin....:angryfire
Is there a good way to remember these, like a mnemonic? I give mostly "R" and Lantus, and that's the two I know well and have the most "hands on" with. But I always have to stop and think with the others, I can't seem to get the insulins written into my brain.... I've got the "only R IV" etc., kinds of stuff, its the stupid durations that keep tripping me up
Here's what I've got....and I made these up to match what's in my textbook....your mileage my vary....
Odd Lispro...make sure you've got food ready to pass the "lisps" before you give lispro, and it's on the odds -- onset 15m, peak 1 hr, duration 3 hrs
Regular "doubles" -- onset is 1/2 hr to 1 hour, peak is 2-3 hours, duration is 4-6 hours (30 min is doubled to 1, 1 hr doubled to 2, 2 hr doubled to 4).
NPH is 4'd....onset is 2, peak is 6-8, duration is 12-16....(2x4 is 8, x2 is 16)
Lantus...lantus gets to drive all day -- onset is 2, peak is 16, duration is > 24
Somebody please tell me there's an easy way to this....