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Re: [IPk] Re: Mike's query about insulin treatment



Absolutely, Michael, though it's usually type IIs who use the really massive
amounts, due to insulin resistance.

That was meant to say 400 units not 40 by the way.

Di
> 
> > That amount of insulin is not unusaul for a type II (which I think
> > he is) who has a lot of insulin resistance. I know people who take
> > 40 units a day or more. Also combining tablets with insulin is not
> > that unusual either for type IIs.
> 
> Insulin useage is dependent on much more than size or type of 
> diabetes. There are adults who use as little as 30 u a day while 
> others use three times that. Adolescents use prodigious amounts. My 
> daughter uses 60 to 90 units a day depending on her activity level, 
> she's 15 and weighs about 125 lbs. this is definetly one of those 
> areas where YMMV.
> Michael
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