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Type 1.5 Insulin needs have gone up rapidly

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by michelle88, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. michelle88

    michelle88 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it does indeed vary between different people. In my case, I was bewildered my my needs have gone up so much, after staying the same for the better part of 6 years. I found some info online where it says, "In type 1 diabetes, most people need a total of 0.5 - 0.8 units of insulin per kilogram of body weight each day. Roughly half this insulin is needed for food intake, and half is the basal rate. In DAFNE half is therefore taken as long-acting insulin and this is divided into two injections of Levemir (detemir) insulin. One injection when you get up in the morning, and the other in the evening at bedtime. For most people, this is about 24 units in 24 hours." http://www.diabeticretinopathy.org.uk/prevention/insulindoseinsulin.htm
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