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Guide to Diabetes

The Safe Use of Insulin and You 
Information Leaflet (Insulin Passport)

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Insulin treatment improves quality of life in many people and saves the lives of others.

However insulin management and prescribing errors are very common and can lead to patient harm. 


Developed in Leicester in collaboration with the NPSA, consultant nursesand specialists in diabetes The Safe Use of Insulin and You is a shorter 'patient information booklet', which can be used to support adult patients on insulin therapy. This can be used in conjunction with the patient held record.

 

The Safe Use of Insulin and You can be used in partnership with the patient-held record (the Insulin Passport) which documents your current insulin products and enables a safety check for prescribing, dispensing and administration. 

The leaflet, which can be download at the bottom of this page, contains information on:
 

  • The Right insulin

  • The Right dose

  • The Right way

  • The Right time

  • Hypoglycaemia


The leaflet is also available in:
 

  • large format
  • Welsh
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • Turkish
  • Gujerati
  • Polish
  • Somali

See the documents to download below


Documents

The Safe Use of Insulin Leaflet

PDF document Download Document

Safe Use of Insulin- LARGE FORMAT COPY

Safe use of insulin PIL and Insulin Passport 2012 Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Welsh (PDF 522KB)

Patient Information Leaflet (2012) Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You- Gujerati (PDF1.8 MB)

Patient information leaflet Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Polish (PDF 251KB)

Patient Information leaflet Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Punjabi (PDF 1.40MB)

Patient Information leaflet (2012) Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Somali (PDF 155KB)

Patient Information leaflet (2012) Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Turkish (PDF 255KB)

Patient Information Leaflet (2012) Download Document

The Safe use of Insulin and You - Urdu (PDF 867KB)

Patient Information Leaflet (2012)  Download Document