Figure 1-9. Sites for injection.
(2) A patient who is experiencing vomiting will require adjustment of the
(3) A patient who is being held NPO for procedures or tests should not
receive his regular insulin dosage. This could precipitate a hypoglycemic reaction.
Notify the physician for instructions. Routinely, insulin is withheld until the procedure is
completed and the patient is permitted to eat.
a. Hypoglycemia, also referred to as insulin reaction or insulin shock, is caused
by too little sugar in the blood (in relation to the amount of insulin in the blood). This
situation may be caused by any of the following: