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Any injection or infusion which is given directly into a vein[1]. The medical abbreviation for it is "IV." Insulin is given in this way when someone has a diabetic emergency, as it is the way to get the short-acting soluble insulin working at the most rapid rate. Using insulin in this manner brings with it a high risk of hypoglycemia once blood glucose levels begin returning to normal. Careful professional monitoring is necessary; this makes it a hospital or ER procedure for both people and pets.

Cloudy insulins must never be injected intravenously. The subcategories below show which insulins can be used intravenously and which cannot.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Washington State University--Intravenous Route--Explanation & Photos

Subcategories

This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.

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