Knowledge of and expertise in insulin prescribing is crucial for health care providers who care for people with diabetes. This article reviews the available insulin preparations, how they are packaged, and nuances related to storage and use that inform the prescribing of this life-saving medication for patients. Insulin prescribing that is done correctly will save time and reduce problematic errors that could put patients at risk.

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