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Re: [IP] non responding highs



You mean you take more insulin 1 hour after your initial bolus?

Richard Haynes wrote:

>  Sue,
> I HAVE A SERIES OF MEASUREMENTS AT 1HR AND 2 HRS. At 1hr 60-80% is used. I
> always measure after 1 hr and adjust the insulin to bring the BS into the
> 120BS range. I don't understand the difference between what you are saying and
> my experience. It may be the difference between people. I used homolog U100.
> Take Care
> Richard
>
> ----- Don't forget that humalog is absorbed at 30% per hour too, so after 1
> hour you
> will still have
> 70% of the initial dose unused. So you probably don't want to take another
> bolus
> after only 1
> hour has passed. You have to give it some time to pull down the glucose
> level.
> After 1 hour, you should observe the glucose dropping but it wont necessarily
> be
> at the target you were aiming for.
>
> If you take 4.5 units,
> 30% of 4.5 units is 1.35 units, that gets used per hour.
>
> So if you inject 4.5 units at 2 PM:
>
> 2 PM you have 4.5 units of unused insulin
> 3 PM  you have 3.15 units
> 4 PM  you have 1.80 units
> 5 PM  you have .45 units
> 6 PM none of the initial dose would be left.
>
> This is only for **humalog** .  Regular has a different absorption rate.
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