Hello! If a pt is to receive regular insulin at 0730 am, what time is he/she most likely to experience a hypoglycemic reaction? I've tried searching the Internet and my textbooks to find out if it mostly has to do with the onset, peak or duration , and I'm having no luck. My choices are 0800, 0930, and 1200. This isn't for a test or anything, just homework. And I'm stumped! Please help! Thanks!
You are looking at the insulin and you are looking at this from the wrong angle. What is it that is happening with the patient that affects glycemic status?
Number one rule of nursing: always look first to your patient.
Last edit by mazy on Aug 19, '12
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Aug 20, '12
The answer is 0930. The purpose of insulin is to lower BS. If peak time is when a medication has it's 'greatest effect' on the body, wouldnt that be the 'most likely' time that the pt would experience hypoglycemia?
Last edit by charli_appleRN on Aug 20, '12