Insulin infusion


IV Sliding Scale Insulin:
Capillary blood glucose (Mmol/L) Insulin (units/hr)
0 - 4 0
4.1 - 6.0 0.5
6.1 - 8.0 1
8.1 - 10 2
10.1 - 12 3
12.1 - 16 4
16.1 - 20 6
>20 Call doctor

N.B. This sliding scale is arbitrary, and, as insulin requirements vary from person to person, it may be necessary to increase or decrease the amount of insulin used, having established that glycaemic control is sub-optimal with standard sliding scale insulin.


Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 16/01/2003. Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 18/05/2005, 29/05/2006. Last review Dr ÍOS 4/12/18