Tuesday’s Daily Piece: Caution When Switching from Humulin R U-500 KwikPen and Vial

Recently, I had an experience that made the hair on my head stand up. A patient was switched from Humulin R U-500 KwikPen to Humulin R U-500 vial. While on the surface, this is no big deal except that patient was given U-100 insulin syringes without any instructions on how to divide his U-500 dose by 5 when determining how many units to draw up in the U-100 syringe. Look to hear more about safe use of Humulin R U-500 in the June blog for Reece’s Pieces in a Diabetes World.

Using U-500 Insulin | Clinical Diabetes

FDA Approves First U-500 Insulin Pen Device
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