A diabetic patient receives insulin lispro, 7 units SQ at 5:30 pm for meal coverage. The nurse would most likely see signs of hypoglycemia at what time?


•Insulin lispro is rapid-acting. It has an onset of 15 minutes, a peak of 0.5-2.5 hours, and a duration of 2-5 hours.

•Hypoglycemia is most likely to occur during the peak.

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