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Insulin dosage


Studying for an exam. Here is where I am stuck.

If a patient is on two different types of insulin: 12 units Novolin Regular and 40 units Novolin NPH

The Regular is sliding scale.

Are the two a ratio which move in relation, or does the NPH always remain the same while the Regular changes according to the sliding scale?


Specializes in Acute Care.

Always depends on the order of course, but...

I usually see NPH as a fixed dosage - it provides stable blood sugar control over a long period of time.

Regular acts more quickly, and is used to address the imediate blood sugar level.

So to answer the question, the regular changes per the sliding scale only, while the NPH remains at the prescribed dosage.