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*To*: email @ redacted*Subject*: Re: [IP] another question*From*: email @ redacted*Date*: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 22:11:25 EST*Reply-To*: email @ redacted

In a message dated 99-02-02 21:02:07 EST, you write: << It is caluculated using weight and then adjusted (just like basal rates and meal boluses). See Pumping Insulin (I don't have my copy here to look it up for you). I weigh about 122-130 lbs and am relatively small adult and take 1 unit to 60-70 bg points. >> The calculation I use is fo a sensitivity factor (y) Regular or Velosulin--- 1500 minus the total daily insulin dose = the amount of points one unit of insulin will lower the BG (y). or, Humalog------1800 minus the total daily dose= amt. (y). Then, if BG is x, subtract where you want to go, divide by the # in the first result above for the amount to take as extra. Example: BG - X / Y = amount to take, or say, 280 - 180 = 100 (points to lower) divided by 50 ( or what ever number you get with the first calculation) = 2 units to lower the BG 100 points to get to 180. If the sensitivity factor is 100, then 1 unit would get you down to 180 (or somewhere in that vicinity). The 1500 formula is in Pumping Insulin, but the 1800 version is not. If your anwer is a fraction, round off to a whole number. It is best to round down for children. Good luck! It is a place to start. Barbra B. ---------------------------------------------------------- Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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