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What insulin regimen do you or your child use?

 
     

One shot per day

 
 

1%

 

  9

 
     

Two shots per day

 
 

15%

 

  161

 
     

Three shots per day

 
 

9%

 

  106

 
     

Four shots per day

 
 

14%

 

  153

 
     

Five or more shots per day

 
 

7%

 

  79

 
     

Insulin pump with Novolog

 
 

26%

 

  285

 
     

Insulin pump with Humalog

 
 

24%

 

  256

 
     

Insulin pump with Regular or Velosulin

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Other insulin regimen

 
 

1%

 

  12

 
     

I don't use insulin

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

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% --

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