A nursing student is preparing to administer insulin to a client with a blood sugar level of 124 mg/dL. The student compares the result to the medication record and physician's order and notes that the client is ordered NovoLog insulin. The student draws the appropriate amount of insulin and then goes to the client's room to administer the injection. The meal tray is due in 30 minutes. What should the nursing student do next?
Hold the medication until the tray is in front of the client, because onset is 5 minutes.