indications for insulin
Artificial insulin is used mostly in diabetics, in which case it is used in:
- all patients with type I diabetes mellitus
- patients with type II diabetes mellitus in whom control cannot be adequately achieved with oral hypoglycaemics or diet.
- patients with diabetes in pregnancy in whom control is inadequate with diet
- in situations of stress, such as surgery, after myocardial infarction, etc.
Insulin may also be used in the treatment of hyperkalaemia.
Last reviewed 01/2018