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

 
     

One

 
 

4%

 

  28

 
     

Two

 
 

11%

 

  72

 
     

Three

 
 

10%

 

  68

 
     

Four

 
 

17%

 

  111

 
     

Five

 
 

8%

 

  53

 
     

Six or more

 
 

5%

 

  37

 
     

I use a pump

 
 

41%

 

  259

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

  3

 


Total votes: 631

 

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

Poll dates: December 12 - 19, 2004
Total Votes: 631

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 (54%) report taking four or more injections per day. Only 27% report taking two injections per day or less.

The table below compares the results of this poll from the last time we ran it with the current results:

Answer       Dec 2004     Dec 2003
1 4% 1%
2 11% 15%
3 10% 15%
4 17% 19%
5 8% 6%
6 or more 5% 9%

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