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*To*: email @ redacted*Subject*: [IP] Re: iDKA*From*: email @ redacted*Date*: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 00:50:11 EDT*Reply-To*: email @ redacted

> We were told by our endo team to correct for ketones by taking 1.5 times the > correction dose for moderate ketones and 2 times (twice the amount) the > correction dose for large. > That could certainly be a large amount of insulin for ketones. Cory takes 1 unit for every 50 pts. he is over 140 plus 1 unit for small ketos, 2 for med and 3 for large. For simplicity I am going to change that to 150 here instead of using the 140. According to Cory's endo if his b/s read 400 and he had large ketones he would need 10 units of insulin. He's 350 points over his correction reading so that divided by the correction factor of 50 = 7. Then he needs 3 units for large ketones so add that to the 7 for the correction and you come up with 10 units. Now according to your endo's plan he would need a lot more. If we used the same correction factor for highs, he would still need 7 units for that but then take that times 2 would equal 14 and add the ketone correction and the high correction and you now have 21 units. I can't imagine jumping Cory's correction from 14 - 21. He would be severly hypo! YMMV though. Susan ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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