Carlos: insulin treatment options
Using ‘mixed’ insulinInjecting insulin twice daily would mean administering mixed insulin with breakfast and the same type of mixed insulin before his evening meal.With a mixture, the fast component of the mixture would cover blood glucose levels over breakfast and evening meals, whilst the slower component would provide glucose cover between meal times.Though only two injections, Carlos would have to eat at a similar time each day and ensure that his meal content was fairly consistent. Figure: twice daily mix insulin graph
Using two different types of insulin
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As Carlos works shifts, and his mealtimes vary from day to day, what do you think he might do? What other considerations do you think Carlos might take into account when making his decision about which insulin treatment option to go for?
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