advertisement
 

  Back to Polls Poll Results

Poll Results

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
     

Pump - NovoLog

 
 

43%

 

  289

 
     

Pump - Apidra

 
 

2%

 

  18

 
     

Pump - Humalog

 
 

17%

 

  115

 
     

Pump - Regular

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
     

Lantus & NovoLog

 
 

14%

 

  94

 
     

Lantus & Apidra

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

10%

 

  68

 
     

Lantus & Regular

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
     

Levemir & NovoLog

 
 

2%

 

  19

 
     

Levemir & Apidra

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Levemir & Regular

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
     

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
 

3%

 

  24

 
     

NPH & Regular

 
 

2%

 

  15

 
 

Other

 
     

Pre-mixed insulin

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Other insulin regimen

 
 

1%

 

  9

 
     

I don't use insulin

 
 

0%

 

   0

 


Total votes: 667

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

Poll dates: September 21 - October 1, 2008
Total Votes: 667

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 2008 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH has dropped to just 3% of people responding, and the use of Regular insulin has dropped to just 1%. The new engineered insulin analogs, 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 63% of respondents.

CWD visitors report using the following rapid acting insulins by therapy:

Chart
Insulins used in Insulin Pumps. Click for a larger image.

Chart
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 2008. This data shows an increase in the use of NovoLog and a decrease in the use of Humalog. The use of Apidra remained low.

Answer Sep 2008 Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Sep 2005
Insulin used in pumps
NovoLog 68% 71% 63% 57%
Apidra 4% 5% 2% 1%
Humalog 27% 24% 34% 41%
Regular 0% 0% 1% 1%
Short acting insulin used with Lantus or Levemir in MDI
NovoLog 60% 65% 64% 52%
Apidra 3% 2% 0% 0%
Humalog 33% 32% 35% 46%
Regular 1% 1% 1% 2%

[Return to the current poll]



                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Wednesday October 01, 2008 08:16:34
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.