Insulin errors are leading to emergency visits and poor outcomes

Insulin errors are leading to emergency visits and poor outcomes.

Almost 100,000 emergency visits a year are for insulin-related errors or low blood sugar...and one-third result in hospitalization.

Product mix-ups are a common reason for ER visits. For example, NovoLog (insulin aspart) and Levemir (insulin detemir) pens look very similar. Accidentally injecting NovoLog thinking it's Levemir can lead to a dangerous drop in blood sugar.

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