A nurse administers regular insulin, 5 units subcutaneously at 8:00 am. The nurse would most likely see signs of hypoglycemia at what time?


•Regular or Humulin R insulin is short-acting and starts to lower blood glucose as it brings the glucose into the body's cells within 30 minutes (onset time).

•The peak of the action is seen in 2-4 hours, which is when hypoglycemia is most likely to be seen.

•The duration of the drug is 5-8 hours.

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