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Insulin Management

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Insulin is a hormone that is released by beta-cells in the pancreas in response to elevated level of glucose.

2. Factors that affect blood glucose levels include:

3. People who have highly elevated blood glucose levels (fasting plasma glucose greater than 250, consistent casual glucose greater than 300, hemoglobin A1C greater than 10%) should get non-insulin therapy medications such as Metformin as their initial treatment.

4. What are the main factors that make insulins different from each other:

5. Consideration(s) before starting a patient on insulin therapy are:

6. Clinicians are encouraged to consider insulin pens for patients because costs are similar when compared to using insulin vial and syringes, and studies show improved compliance with pens.

7. The fastest onset of insulin action occurs when it’s injected into the abdomen and the slowest is when it is injected into the buttocks.

8. Pre-mixed insulins can provide many patients with insulin coverage with fewer injections as they often combine basal/long acting insulin with a regular/short acting insulin.

9. Insulin injections are more comfortable and safer for patients when the insulin is administered right out of the refrigerator.

10. Joint Commission recommends all but one of the following related to insulin. Which of the following is NOT a Joint Commission recommendation?

11. There are many ways to initiate and monitor insulin therapy with a patient. The Division of Diabetes web site has an algorithm card outlining one way for initiating and monitoring insulin therapy and blood sugar control.