In this section the basics about insulin are discussed.  This information will be most useful for patients who are eating and taking insulin as these regimens relate most closely to outpatient regimens.  Given the many types of insulins that patients may be using, it is important that you are familiar with all of them, even if they are not generally used in the inpatient area.  Forms to assist with inpatient insulin management will be introduced and discussed in detail in the management section.



Specific Sections

Learn about the different Types of Insulin

Learn the basics on insulin storage and administration (certainly optional)

Learn the reasons for different insulin regimens

See a few examples on adjusting insulin  (basic, but important)