Bolus Insulin
Diabetes Lab eTraining Slide 8

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  • AKA “rapid-acting” or “short acting” and is generally what is administered at school
  • Acts within 10-15 minutes
  • Given for one of two reasons:
    • When food is eaten
    • Glucose level is too high and needs correcting
  • Amount of insulin needed is based on the insulin to carbohydrate ratio
  • When insulin has been given prior to a meal or snack, food should be eaten soon (beginning within 15 minutes)




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