From London, Ontario, Canada:
My son is 11 years old and was diagnosed Type 1 10 months ago. He is currently injecting a total of 8 units of Regular and 12 units of NPH daily. I have been told that he is still "honeymooning" and I understand his requirement for insulin will increase as he grows. Is there a general rule of thumb for units of insulin required in relation to size and weight? What is the average dosage for a child 148 cm tall and 112 pounds who is no longer producing any insulin himself?
The general rule for replacement insulin is in the range of 0.8-1.2 units per kilogram of body weight per day. Activity and stage of puberty has a role. So about 40 units is a good answer for your question.
Original posting 24 Mar 1999
Posted to Insulin
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.