BARTLESVILLE, Okla. "Ten people at an Oklahoma health care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after apparently being accidentally injected with what is believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. that afternoon to Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and found "several responders," Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles said.
The facility had entered into an agreement with an experienced pharmacist to administer the flu vaccine, Roles said, but everyone received injections of what is believed to be insulin instead. Roles said the pharmacist is cooperating with police but investigators believe it was an accident.
The eight residents and two employees were taken to a Bartlesville hospital, and officials said all were either released or will be soon. [1
A similar mishap occurred in September in Indianapolis, when 16 students were accidentally injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test.
Insulin is usually administered to someone with diabetes, a disease where blood sugar levels are too high. The side effects of an excessive injection of insulin include sweating, nervousness, hunger and irritability, according to the Mayo Clinic.