What is the Portland protocol for IV insulin therapy in patients with blood glucose level 125-150 mg/dL?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Blood glucose level 125-150 mg/dL

  • Intravenous regular insulin syringe bolus - 2 U/h (for patients with diabetes mellitus only)

  • Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or no diabetes mellitus – 1 U/h

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus – 2 U/h

  • Blood glucose level 151-180 mg/dL

  • Intravenous regular insulin syringe bolus - 4 U/h

  • Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or no diabetes mellitus – 2 U/h

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus – 3.5 U/h


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