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7 Insulin Mistakes to Avoid

7 Insulin Mistakes to Avoid

Insulin may be necessary to control blood sugar levels. But it can also cause a host of problems if not used correctly. Studies show that the use of insulin is associated with more medication errors than any other type of drug. Take steps to avoid these common insulin mistakes.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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