What insulin regimen do you or your child use?
One shot per day
Two shots per day
Three shots per day
Four shots per day
Five or more shots per day
Insulin pump with Novolog
Insulin pump with Humalog
Insulin pump with Regular or Velosulin
Other insulin regimen
I don't use insulin
What insulin regimen do you or your child use?Poll dates: August 24 - 31, 2003
Total Votes: 1063
Just over half (51%) of the people who responsed to this poll report using an insulin pump, compared with just 16% in October 1998, when we last ran this poll. This dramatic increase in reported pump use among CWD visitors is seen at our CWD conferences, where a large percentage of kids use an insulin pump. With the rise in pump use has come a dramatic reduction in the use of two shots per day (Regular and NPH), from 38% in 1988 to just 15% in 2003.
Of particular interest in this week's poll is the dramatic rise in the use of NovoLog in pumps, with more people reporting using NovoLog (26%) than Humalog (24%). Just 1% of people now report using Regular in an insulin pump.
Study after study report on the benefits of pump therapy, including a reduced risk of hypoglycemia compared with a regimen of Regular and NPH and better control as evidenced by HbA1c levels. Selected studies are cited at the bottom of the Pump Links page.
The table below compares the results from this poll with the last time it was run.
Answer Aug 2003 Oct 1998 One shot per day 1% 1% Two shots per day 15% 38% Three shots per day 9% 27% Four shots per day 14% 12% Five or more shots per day 7% 3% Insulin pump with NovoLog 26% -- Insulin pump with Humalog 24% 15% Insulin pump with Regular 1% 1% Other 1% --
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:30
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