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.
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.
Original posting 25 Apr 1999
Posted to Insulin
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:01
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