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Question:

From Syracuse, New York, USA:

How is the dosage of insulin figured? How much insulin do you need?

Answer:

If the pancreas is making no insulin, the average total daily dose of insulin is approximately 1 unit/kg/day or 1/2 unit/lb/day. If the pancreas is still making some insulin, total daily insulin requirements may be less. In adolescence, total daily requirements may be higher.

The amounts of the different insulins given at different times during the day depends on the insulin regimen used, the food intake, exercise pattern, and results of frequent daily blood glucose monitoring. These details need to be individually worked out with your own doctor.

TGL

DTQ-19990516144042
Original posting 17 Jul 1999
Posted to Insulin

  
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