Massive Levemir (Long-Acting) Insulin Overdose: Case Report

  title={Massive Levemir (Long-Acting) Insulin Overdose: Case Report},
  author={Mamatha Oduru and M. Ahmad},
  journal={Case Reports in Medicine},
A 52-year-old insulin-dependant diabetic man presented to the Emergency Department 2 hours after a deliberate massive overdose of 2100 units of long-acting Levemir insulin and a large quantity of whisky. On initial assessment, his GCS was 3/15 and his capillary blood sugar was 2.6 mmol/L. The patient was given a 50 ml bolus of 50% dextrose, followed by intravenous infusions of both 5% and 10% dextrose. Despite the continuous infusions, he experienced 4 symptomatic hypoglycaemic episodes in the… Expand
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