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What does the following type of insulin contain?
Every morning a client with type 1 diabetes receives 15 units of Humulin 70/30.

What does the following type of insulin contain? <br/>
Every morning a client with type 1 diabetes receives 15 units of Humulin 70/30.

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A. 70 units of neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin and 30 units of regular insulin
B. 70 units of regular insulin and 30 units of NPH insulin
C. 70% NPH insulin and 30% regular insulin
D. 70% regular insulin and 30% NPH insulin

This question is part of Nursing Questions of the Week (Sep17)
Asked by Rn_central, Last updated: Jul 10, 2018

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N. Kingsley

N. KingsleyWriter, Columbus
Writer, Columbus

Answered on Jul 17, 2018

The usual dose of a diabetic is 70% NPH insulin and 30% regular insulin. This combination involves the long acting NPH insulin that works for the diabetic for the entire day. The regular insulin has a shorter duration of action that allows the diabetic to manipulate the different amount of calories and different intake levels.

Humulin is also similar to the natural insulin that our body makes. This makes it similar to our body’s own combination. However, it is taken subcutaneously and shouldn’t be injected into the vein directly due to radical action and ultimate consequences. It is often used for diabetics aiming to control their blood sugar level.

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S. Nicole

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S. NicoleWordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York
Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered on Jul 10, 2018

The correct answer is option C. 70% NPH insulin and 30% regular insulin.

Humulin 70/30 insulin is a combination of 70% NPH insulin and 30% regular insulin. And it is as same as Insulin which our body makes naturally. Humulin 70/30 is injected under the skin and it should not be injected into a vein or muscle.

Humulin 70/30 is mainly used for the treatment of adults with diabetes for controlling the high blood sugar level.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 28, 2017

70% NPH insulin and 30% regular insulin
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