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Question:

From North Dakota, USA:

I'm fourteen and have had diabetes for 14 years. How much insulin is too much? I take 13-16 Humalog and 45-46 NPH.

Answer:

Roughly speaking, you need as much insulin as it takes to keep your blood sugar under control. The average insulin dose is about 0.7-1 unit of insulin per kg of body weight per day, 2/3 Regular and 1/3 NPH. But growing teens (in puberty) need more, sometimes several times as much.

MS

Original posting 25 Apr 1999
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