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Key points summary

This week …

  • You have learnt that diabetes (step 3.2) and hyperkalaemia (step 3.5) are the main clinical situations in which the use of insulin can be justified.

    Insulin is essential in promoting the cellular uptake of blood glucose so it can be used as fuel by the body. It is also essential in driving the cellular uptake of potassium.

  • You have learnt that there are key factors to consider ensuring the safe prescription of insulin (step 3.6).

    There are different means by which insulin is available for use in diabetes (step 3.7) and there are several options to consider when deciding how best to administer insulin (step 3.8).

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This article is from the free online course:

Understanding Insulin

University of Southampton