Category: Pharmacology

Bolus Insulin

Disclaimer: this is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider can be lethal.

Prandial or bolus insulin dose should be calculated  to dispose of the carbs that will be eaten, and also

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Bolus Insulin

Disclaimer: this is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider can be lethal.

Insulin is needed to correct glucose levels above the target  levels.
Usually 1 unit of insulin is given for each 50 mg/dL glucose above the target level.

Caution:

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Note: the listing of the drugs below is not a prescription for anyone. Taking diabetes medication without a doctor’s prescription can be fatal.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

  • Usually young patients. 40% are lesser than 10 years of age.
  • Polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss
  • Random blood glucose levels of 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) or more.
  • Fasting blood glucose levels of 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L) or more. Documented more than once.
  • Ketonemia, ketonuria, or both.
  • Islet antibodies usually identified.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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