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For injection users, how many injections per day do you take?

 
     

One

 
 

1%

 

10

 
     

Two

 
 

15%

 

102

 
     

Three

 
 

15%

 

96

 
     

Four

 
 

19%

 

125

 
     

Five

 
 

6%

 

41

 
     

Six or more

 
 

9%

 

58

 
     

I use a pump

 
 

32%

 

205

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

3

 


Total votes: 640

 

For injection users, how many injections per day do you take?

Poll dates: December 14 - 21, 2003
Total Votes: 640

For injection users, multiple daily injections, also known as basal-bolus therapy, provides much the same schedule and mealtime flexibility that users of insulin pumps experience. Typically this involves the use of Lantus (insulin glargine) as a basal insulin, accompanied by injections of NovoLog or Humalog to cover mealtime carbohydrates.

From this poll, it's clear that injection users are moving away from a two-shot-per-day regimen of Regular and NPH to a regimen that relies on more injections to achieve better blood glucose control and increased flexibility. Of those who report using injections, more than half (52%) report taking four or more injections per day. Only 24% report taking two injections per day.

  Injections Per Day     Number Reporting     Percentage of Injection Users  
1 10 2%
2 102 24%
3 96 22%
4 125 29%
5 41 9%
6+ 58 13%

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