Insulin safety: avoiding mistakes and reducing risk
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Insulin safety: avoiding mistakes and reducing risk

Jillian Hill Co-chair, Trend-UK, Welshpool, Powys, Wales

Insulin is a powerful glucose-lowering agent which can save lives and have a significant impact on quality of life and morbidity. However, it is a frequent source of medication errors. This article describes the most common causes of mistakes and how to reduce risk when using insulin therapy. It is based around the new insulin safety booklet for people using insulin and for the healthcare professionals who support them.

Primary Health Care. 28, 1, 37-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1337


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Received: 17 July 2017

Accepted: 10 October 2017