We have a 6 year old with Type 1 on insulin for 3 years now. We would like to know if there is a recommended age for kids in America to get on to a 4 shot regimen. What is the average age kids in America move on from 2 to 4 shots a day?
Many children in the US are on multiple injections using 1-2 shots of Ultralente and 3-5 shots of Humalog per day or similar programs. Even with very young children, this regimen works well because of the flexibility with using very short acting insulin. Many times the Humalog is given after eating if the child is a toddler and it is difficult to predict the appetite.
I hope this information helps you and that you enlist the help of a diabetes team to make changes in your child's plan.
Original posting 1 Jan 1999
Posted to Insulin
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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