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

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
     

Pump - NovoLog

 
 

41%

 

  162

 
     

Pump - Apidra

 
 

5%

 

  20

 
     

Pump - Humalog

 
 

16%

 

  66

 
     

Pump - Regular

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
     

Lantus & NovoLog

 
 

16%

 

  64

 
     

Lantus & Apidra

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

7%

 

  29

 
     

Lantus & Regular

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
     

Levemir & NovoLog

 
 

2%

 

  8

 
     

Levemir & Apidra

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Levemir & Regular

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
     

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
 

3%

 

  15

 
     

NPH & Regular

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
 

Other

 
     

Pre-mixed insulin

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Other insulin regimen

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

I don't use insulin

 
 

1%

 

  2

 


Total votes: 392

 

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

Poll dates: September 16 - 23, 2009
Total Votes: 392

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 nine years.

As we learned in our January 2009 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH has dropped to just 5% of people responding, and the use of Regular insulin has dropped to just 1%. 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 2009.

Answer Sep 2009 Sep 2008 Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Sep 2005
Insulin used in pumps
NovoLog 65% 68% 71% 63% 57%
Apidra 8% 4% 5% 2% 1%
Humalog 27% 27% 24% 34% 41%
Regular 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Short acting insulin used with Lantus or Levemir in MDI
NovoLog 65% 60% 65% 64% 52%
Apidra 3% 3% 2% 0% 0%
Humalog 29% 33% 32% 35% 46%
Regular 4% 1% 1% 1% 2%

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Last Updated: Wednesday September 23, 2009 14:44:06
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