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Re: [IP] Bloodsugar 500



Actually I too use a ratio of 1 unit to bring down my BS 1 Canadian or
18 US I guess everyone is a little different

Gary Marlin

Shelley Nurse wrote:
> 
> Your calculation of Humalog should have been 8 units and not 20 to bring the
> reading down 400  (400/50 is 8 not 20).  Yikes!  I have never in 7 years of
> pumping and 30 years of type 1 taken 20 units at one time.   I don't think 1
> unit for every 20 points is at all accurate.  1 for every 50 I can buy...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 8:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Bloodsugar 500
> 
> > The immediate danger is ketoacidosis; unconsciousness. This would be
> highly
> > unlikely in the situation you described where your son was being closely
> > monitored.  For emergency purposes ask your physician  how you should best
> > rapidly decrease a reading that high.  Two common methods are: administer
> 1
> > unit of Humalog for every 20 you want o decrease the reading. This amount
> > frightens some people. A more conservative approach is to administer 1
> unit
> > Humalog for every 50 you want to decrease the reading. Therefore, to
> reduce a
> > reading of 500 down to
> > 100, administer  20 units of Humalog. Check the reading after 2 hours. As
> > long as it is still elevated, continue to administer 1 unit for every 20
> you
> > are trying to decrease by. Monitor closely. It's much easier to raise the
> > sugar again if you overtreated. My son has administered as much as 40
> units
> > over a 2 hour period with ill effects.  Nan --- intensive care nurse & mom
> of
> > a 14 year old.
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