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Poll: How many insulin units per KG of body weight do you use every day? (75 member(s) have cast votes)

How many insulin units per KG of body weight do you use every day?

  1. < 0.25 units/Kg (8 votes [10.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

  2. 0.26 - 0.50 units/Kg (30 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  3. 0.51 - 0.75 units/Kg (18 votes [24.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  4. 0.76 - 1.00 units/Kg (6 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  5. 1.01 - 1.25 units/Kg (4 votes [5.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  6. 1.26 - 1.50 units/Kg (3 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  7. > 1.50 units/Kg (6 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

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#1
BlueSky

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There have been some threads about insulin requirements and it would be interesting to graph this information. It would also help if weight is removed as a variable. So divide your total daily dose by your weight in Kilograms (Pounds divided by 2.2) to work out your number.

I am interested in seeing what the spread for Type 1 members is. Some of the variation will; be caused by things like level of carbohydrate consumption and whether MDI or pumping is used. But it will interesting to see what the distribution looks like .... ;)
In my humble opinion :wink:

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Scratch

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About .82

68 kg
approx avg of 56u per day the last 14 days
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A1c 2/12 -- 5.9%

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Jan B

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.36 units per kg


(TDD = 20/ 56kg)

Average of about 40 carbs per day
Jan

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Diagnosed at age 18

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xMenace

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I put the .76 - 1.00 range, but I'm very close to the bottom number. Many days I do get under, but mostly I'm around .80
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RobiJo

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I put the .76 - 1.00 range, but I'm very close to the bottom number. Many days I do get under, but mostly I'm around .80


About the same. Some days is lower, others higher. Calc I did came out to .78
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grace girl

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63.6

.48 per kg

I average 30 units a day. Weight of 63 kg.
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Coppernob

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.36 units per kg


(TDD = 20/ 56kg)

Average of about 40 carbs per day


Jan, my insulin:kg ratio pretty much matches yours (20/55) - however I have more carbs than you do per day - 90 - 110 g per day. My basal must be lower as that is the only way this can occur - how do you manage to eat so few carbs and am I eating too many?

:cool:  Anne

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Jan B

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Anne,

Let me know if this makes sense. My current basals are:

12a - .6
5a - .65
6:30a - .7
9a - .65
2p - .6

I take 1 unit for 16 cho & correction is 1 unit to lower 54

I went from extreme low fat to low carb (got bit by Bernstein!). Went from oatmeal for breakfast to omelets. I don't eat bread or any starchy vegetables anymore. I eat lots of spinach salads, flax muffins, and nuts. About the only carbs I eat are in peanut butter, sf jelly, green vegetables and fruit. I used to never eat meat . . . now I eat lots of turkey and fish.

If anyone thinks I'm crazy, it's fine to let me know. I can go a little overboard sometimes!!
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Diagnosed at age 18

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Dimes

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On an average day, 25U/95kg=0.26

I'm still making some insulin according to the doc..
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Coppernob

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Anne,

Let me know if this makes sense. My current basals are:

12a - .6
5a - .65
6:30a - .7
9a - .65
2p - .6

I take 1 unit for 16 cho & correction is 1 unit to lower 54

I went from extreme low fat to low carb (got bit by Bernstein!). Went from oatmeal for breakfast to omelets. I don't eat bread or any starchy vegetables anymore. I eat lots of spinach salads, flax muffins, and nuts. About the only carbs I eat are in peanut butter, sf jelly, green vegetables and fruit. I used to never eat meat . . . now I eat lots of turkey and fish.

OK yes that does make sense - at the moment my basals are:
12a.m. - .35
5 a.m. - .4
7 a.m. - .45
10 a.m. - .4
12 p.m. - .35
7 p.m. - .4
8 p.m. - .5

1 unit for 10g CHO; correction: 1 unit to 60
My eating habits have been becoming healthier with age :) and I too eat turkey and fish, as well as chicken for the most part. I am a big fan of salad and nuts. I guess my need for a bit of toast (1/2 a slice) in the morning, some yogurt at lunch and then my baked yam at night are where I overtake you carb wise. Those items alone account for ~60 g CHO - the difference between us I believe.

Thanks for the info, Jan - it is good to compare notes.

:cool:  Anne

Diagnosis: April 9, 1968
Pump (508): September 2001
522 + Sensor: February 18, 2008


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.59 for me. :)
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#12
shiftzor

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TDD/weight = 18/64 and eat around 200 carbs a day with some pancreas activity.

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CGMS coming soon...


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sofaraway

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0.26 for me, TDD (average) 15 weight 56kg
type: MODY 3
diagnosed: feb 2000
using: lantus and novorapid
last Hba1c: 5.7% July 2007
previous HbA1c:5.6% April 2007
previous HbA1c: 6.2% Febuary 2007

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shabbie

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63.6

.48 per kg

I average 30 units a day. Weight of 63 kg.


mine is the same as yours holly!:cool:
Sharon :)

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HelenM

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mine is the same as yours holly!:cool:

Is it something about 1.5. I weigh 63kg TDD 27 so very similar
(.43 per kg)

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Gordonm

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.55 or so.
Weight is 66kg
I am pumping about 36 units a day on average.
I consume about 175 to 200 carbs/day
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Pump user since 10/17/06!
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REDLAN

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I'm on .56u per Kg

that's with a daily carb intake around the 250g mark.

#18
Geoff

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31.5 units/80kg=.39 on av
eating 150grms carb/day avg
Diagnosed June 10 2005. Type 1

A1C Feb 6.3 2008
A1C Nov 6.1
A1C Aug 6.1
A1C May 6.0
A1C Mar 6.0 2007
A1C Dec 6.3
A1C Sep 6.0
A1C Jun 6.1 2006

Changed from Lantus to Levemir split dose 4 units night/13units morning
NovaRapid 3x/day,0.5unit, 2-3.5units, 3-4.5units

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Eddy

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84 kg (maybe a little less now)
300 +/- 20% grams of CHO per day (1:15 I:C ratio)
33 U basal

Typically low-50s U/day leaves me around 0.65 U/kg TDD.

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Eddy

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I am interested in seeing what the spread for Type 1 members is.


I'd like to see TDD/mass correlated with c-peptide levels and I:C ratios.




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