Push Dose Pearls: Insulin

Insulin EM Pulse PodcastThis is the next episode of our Push Dose Pearls miniseries with ED Pharmacist, Chris Adams. In this ongoing series we’ll dig into some of the questions we all have about medications we commonly see and use in the ED. This episode again focuses on insulin. Should everyone with hyperglycemia get regular insulin? Is IV better than subcu? We’ll answer these questions and more as we discuss the latest recommendations for managing hyperglycemia and DKA in the ED. 

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Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Christopher Adams, PharmD, Emergency Department Senior Clinical Pharmacist and Assistant Professor at UC Davis


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Schwartz X, Porter B, Gilbert MP, Sullivan A, Long B, Lentz S. Emergency Department Management of Uncomplicated Hyperglycemia in Patients without History of Diabetes. J Emerg Med. 2023 Aug;65(2):e81-e92. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2023.04.018. Epub 2023 Apr 26. PMID: 37474343.


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Productions for audio production services.

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