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U-500 insulin: Basic information  
Abstract:  This handout explains U-500 insulin, used by people who need high doses of insulin. Included are comparisons to U-100 insulin, how to store U-500 insulin, and cautions.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2012, February 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders; Drug Therapy
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Insulin; Injections; Hormones; Drug Interactions; Diabetes Mellitus; Blood Glucose
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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