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Correction Factor & Correction Dose for Diabetic Taking Insulin

Purpose:

To adjust a patient's premeal insulin dose based on the actual blood glucose reading and the patient's correction factor.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

dosage adjustments

ICD-10:

T38.3, E14.8, E14.9

Description:

An insulin-dependent diabetic may need to adjust the standard insulin dose before a meal to take into account the current blood glucose reading. This requires knowledge of his or her correction factor (CF), which reflects the patient's insulin sensitivity.

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