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Question:

From Haifa, Israel:

My son is 6 years old. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a year ago. He takes R and NPH now (approximately 10-12 units per day altogether; his weight is 23 kilograms). His blood sugar is not easy to control and we are considering using Ultralente instead of NPH. Is Ultralente recommended for a boy of age six and what kind of difficulties can we expect?

Answer:

Age is no bar to trying Ultralente but of course the worry would be that the effect carries over too much and you end up with accumulation. This is only likely if he is on too high a dose or his other insulin is inappropriate. You need to discuss the specifics of his insulin regimen with your team with information on his recent blood sugar results at hand.

KJR

Original posting 17 Jun 1998
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