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Re: [IP] Number of insulin vials monthly

>  Hi:  With an insurance change I am now able to have Novolog
>  covered.Can you 
> help me to calculate # of vials I need monthly?  I use sils,change
> every 2-3 days and use 35 units a day.  I prime 5 units and also .8
> at the end for the cannula.  I also push out insulin from the
> syringe into the air as is now reccomended.  Can  I have some of our
> collective wisdom?  

It's pretty straightforward. Considering what is wasted in the 
syringe, infusion line, priming, etc...

Take your average daily insulin use, x 30days  and add 50% to that 
number. That will get you real close to what is actually required to 
"pump" insulin.

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