Do you take both insulin and oral medication (pill)?
True or False: Oral medication helps to lower my blood sugar and control my diabetes.
David has type 2 diabetes and is on Metformin. He is scheduled for an abdominal CT scan, which will require an injection of contrast dye. He’s not sure if he should take his Metformin before the test, so he calls his doctor’s office.
Was he correct in calling his provider?
True or False: Insulin works by helping your body use the sugar in your meals so that you have energy.
Sam is getting ready to take his morning insulin of 8 units. View the scenarios below and select the correct process that Sam should follow!
Sam is ready to give his insulin before lunch. He gave his last injection in his right lower abdomen. What other areas can he give an insulin injection?
Click all of the recommended injection sites on the figure provided.
Now select the preferred injection site for Sam.
True or False: When Joseph gives injections, he should keep the following three rules of thumb in mind:
1. Inject at least 1 inch away from the last injection site.
2. Inject 2 inches away from the navel if injecting on the abdomen.
3. Rotate injection sites, do not inject at same site twice in a row.
True or False: Once opened, insulin can be stored at room temperature. Never let it get above 86° or freeze.
True or False: You will need a special "sharps container" to put your needles and syringes in after using, and then check with your local waste management company to see how to dispose of the container.
It's time for Sara's insulin shot. Arrange the images in correct order for Sara to get her insulin shot in time.