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What insulin regimen do you or your child use?

 
     

One shot per day

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Two shots per day

 
 

12%

 

  105

 
     

Three shots per day

 
 

9%

 

  78

 
     

Four shots per day

 
 

18%

 

  161

 
     

Five or more shots per day

 
 

9%

 

  79

 
     

Insulin pump with Novolog

 
 

27%

 

  240

 
     

Insulin pump with Humalog

 
 

21%

 

  187

 
     

Insulin pump with Regular or Velosulin

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Other insulin regimen

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

I don't use insulin

 
 

0%

 

   0

 


Total votes: 864

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use?

Poll dates: August 29 - September 5, 2004
Total Votes: 864

Since we last ran this poll a year ago, readers reporting insulin pump use has increased 10% from 51% to 58%. This is a dramatic increase from the 16% reported in October 1998, when we first 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 and the availability of Lantus has come a dramatic reduction in the use of two shots per day (Regular and NPH), down to 12% from 38% in 1998.

Continuing the trend from last year, more and more people report using NovoLog instead of Humalog in pumps. 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 times it was run.

Answer    Aug 2004 Aug 2003 Oct 1998
One shot per day    1% 1% 1%
Two shots per day    11% 15% 38%
Three shots per day    9% 9% 27%
Four shots per day    17% 14% 12%
Five or more shots per day    9% 7% 3%
Insulin pump with NovoLog    28% 26% --
Insulin pump with Humalog    23% 24% 15%
Insulin pump with Regular    1% 1% 1%
Other    1% 1% --

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