What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?
Insulin Pump Therapy
Pump - NovoLog
Pump - Apidra
Pump - Humalog
Pump - Regular
Lantus & NovoLog
Lantus & Apidra
Lantus & Humalog
Lantus & Regular
Levemir & NovoLog
Levemir & Apidra
Levemir & Humalog
Levemir & Regular
NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra
NPH & Regular
Other insulin regimen
I don't use insulin
Total votes: 642
What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?Poll dates: September 23 - 30, 2007
Total Votes: 642
When we first ran this poll seven years ago in October 1998, the choices of insulin regimen were significantly limited compared with today. Back then, there was no true basal insulin like Lantus, and Humalog, the first engineered rapid acting insulin analog, was new to the marketplace. Kids with diabetes typically took two or three injections per day of a mixture of long acting (usually NPH) and short acting (usually Regular) insulins. Much has changed in the past eight years.
As we learned in our January 2007 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH has dropped to just 6% of people responding, and the use of Regular insulin has dropped to just 1%. The new engineered insulins, which offer clinical benefits (better predictability of action, reduced risk of hypoglycemia) have taken their place, at least among visitors to CWD. The results of this week's poll show a continuing decline in the use of NPH insulin and growth in pump use -- now 62% of respondents.
Of note in this week's poll is the continuing rise in the number of people using NovoLog insulin as their rapid acting insulin. The following graphs illustrate this:
Insulins used in Insulin Pumps. Click for a larger image.
Insulins used in MDI. Click for a larger image.
Download the Excel spreadsheet used to generate these graphs.
The table below summarizes the change in use of short acting insulin from September 2005 until September 2007. This data shows an increase in the use of NovoLog and a decrease in the use of Humalog. The use of Apidra remained low.
Last Updated: Sunday September 30, 2007 08:18:28
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