July 2006, Volume 36 Number 7 , p 14 - 15
When a patient with diabetes went to the ED for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, his blood glucose level was 762 mg/dl. He was started on an I.V. infusion of 0.9% sodium chloride solution at 150 ml/hour and received an I.V. bolus dose of regular insulin, 10 units.