How is 70/30 insulin calculated?
The glargine (Lantus) or detemir Levemir) dose should be 80% of the patient’s NPH dose. (70% x 30 units per day of 70/30 insulin) x 80% = 17units. You start the patient on an AM dose of 17 units of glargine (Lantus).
Do you roll 70/30 insulin?
How do I inject NovoLog Mix 70/30? NovoLog Mix 70/30 is available as both a vial and a prefilled insulin pen. If you are using the vial, you must roll the vial gently in your hands in a flat position 10 times until the insulin looks white and cloudy.
How do you use a 70/30 insulin pen?
HUMULIN 70/30 is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach area, buttocks, upper legs or upper arms. Wipe your skin with an alcohol swab, and let your skin dry before you inject your dose.
How often do you give 70/30 insulin?
Typically taken twice a day, NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is a premixed insulin that works in 2 ways to help adults control blood sugar. It is a mix of a rapid-acting insulin to help control mealtime spikes in blood sugar and an intermediate-acting insulin that works up to 24 hours to help control blood sugar between meals.
How often can you take 70/30 insulin?
How many mL is 30 units of insulin?
0.3 mL syringes are for insulin doses under 30 units of insulin and are numbered at 1-unit intervals. 0.5 mL syringes are for 30 to 50 units of insulin and are numbered at 1-unit intervals.
How long is 70/30 insulin good for?
Throw away any insulin that has been frozen. Storing unopened (not in use) Humulin 70/30: Refrigerate and use until expiration date; or. Store at room temperature, and use the vial within 31 days or use the injection pen within 10 days.
How much insulin is needed for a 400 blood sugar?
Theoretically, to reduce 400 mg/dL blood sugar to about 100 mg/dL, you would need at least 10 units of insulin. However, depending on your weight and other factors, a higher dose of insulin is almost always required.
When should Humulin 70/30 be given?
HUMULIN 70/30 should be given subcutaneously approximately 30-45 minutes before a meal.
How is insulin dosed?
The right dose depends on your target blood sugar level, how many carbs you’re eating, and how active you are. You might start with four to six units of insulin. Your dose may go up two to three units every 3 days until you reach your blood sugar target.
How should I use Novolin 70/30 insulin?
Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row. After using Novolin 70/30, you should eat a meal within 30 to 45 minutes. If you use an injection pen, use only the injection pen that comes with this insulin. Attach a new needle before each use.
What is Humulin 70/30?
What is Humulin 70/30? Humulin 70/30 contains a combination of insulin isophane and insulin regular. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin isophane is a intermediate-acting insulin.
How long does it take for 70/30 insulin to start working?
This combination insulin starts to work within 10 to 20 minutes after injection, peaks in 2 hours, and keeps working for up to 24 hours. Humulin 70/30 is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Humulin 70/30 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How do you use a Humulin 70/30 injection pen?
If you use an injection pen, use only the injection pen that comes with Humulin 70/30. Attach a new needle before each use. Do not transfer the insulin from the pen into a syringe. Never share a Humulin 70/30 injection pen or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.