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Re: [IP] Re: insulin usage per day

On 6/27/02 8:11 PM, "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I'm not on the pump yet (I have a doctor's appt. tomorrow morning to talk to
> him more about it), but right now I take 50 units of NPH in the morning and
> 50 units of NPH in the evening plus humalog on a 1/15 scale and 1 unit to
> bring me down 50 points with an average daily use of 125 humalog and NPH
> combined.  I am hoping that when I get on the pump this will decrease.  What
> have others experiences been with insulin needs reduction once starting the
> pump?  Thanks.
>    ~Erin

Generally speaking, a 20% reduction in TDI.  Some may end up taking about
the same, some as much as 30-35% less, but I think 20% is a fairly common
figure.  I was taking 55+ and I now average 35-45 (all depending on the ice
cream)     ;>)

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