Remembering Types of Insulin

  1. Hi everybody,

    My class has a Med Surg exam coming up on Diabetes M.

    Does anyone have any catchy ways to remember the different types of insulin, ie. Regular, Lente, Lantus, etc. that they would like to share?
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  3. by   GracefulRN
    I found this quote by carolanne useful for remembering the different types of insulin and if they were fast/long acting

    [Quote] Your post made me remember something from our clinical -- we were learning the different types of Insulin - NPH, Regular, Lantus, etc. Whenever we drew them up, the instructor asked what type it was - long acting, rapid, etc. For the life of me I couldn't get NPH down, so I made up a mneumonic - NPH is longacting so No Particular Hurry is what got me through those clinicals! Also, I made up Lantus is Long, Regular is Rapid, Humalog is Hurry/ also fast.

    Here's a really neat site that helped me a lot when we were learning Insulin injections, mixing, etc. Gives you a narrated video of demonstrations:
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    Hope that helps
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Graceful,

    I just wanted to say thank you for the web link. It is an awesome site with so much information!