How Many Insulin Injections Per Day

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Applies to the following strengths: beef-pork 100 units/mL; pork 100 units/mL; human recombinant 100 units/mL; pork 500 units/mL; human recombinant 500 units/mL The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist. Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 1 Note: Regular human insulin is available in 2 concentrations: 100 units of insulin per mL (U-100) and 500 units of insulin per mL (U-500) Individualize dose based on metabolic needs and frequent monitoring of blood glucose -Total daily insulin requirements are generally between 0.5 to 1 unit/kg/day -Most individuals with type 1 diabetes should be treated with multiple-daily insulin (MDI) injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) MDI Regimens: Utilizing a combination of prandial (i.e., bolus, rapid, or short-acting insulins) and basal (i.e., intermediate or long acting insulin) insulin, administer 3 to 4 injections per day; regular human insulin is a short-acting prandial insulin. --Administer U-100 insulin subcutaneously 3 or more times a day approximately 30 minutes prior to start of a meal --Administer U-500 insulin subcutaneously 2 to 3 times a day approxi Continue reading >>

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  1. Smurf30

    Just wondering how many injection per day you take and how long you have stayed with that amount . I'm recently diagnosed and am taking 2 long lasting lantus injections per day. I suppose I'm going through the honeymoon period at the moment. I know a few other type 1 diabetics and they are all seem to be on at least 4 injections a day. Is this something that happens to all diabetes, they go from starting at two and end up needing a lot more??

  2. abs

    whatever is needed
    My pump has replaced the 2 Lantus injections I had, but I still correct and bolus via injection. So 1 for each main meal, tonight has already seen 2 additional corrections after dinner. Last night felt like I had heaps until at 2.15am I pulled out my pump site and put a fresh one in.
    If all is well, that'd be just 5 ("2 lantus", plus 1 for each meal) - and then whatever else it requires - after 43 years of this thing, injecting doesnt faze me one bit. Fingerpricks hurt more

  3. Diana

    Hi Smurf,
    Lantus, as you probably know is a long acting or basal insulin - so keeps your bloodsugars steady when you are not consuming carbohydrates. So for most T1 people (not honeymooning) they would additionally usually have an injection of a quick acting insulin each time they each a carbohydrate containing food, however many times per day that may be. It's the insulin you still produce during the honeymoon period that may be letting you get away with not having to inject additional quick acting insulin at the moment. So yep, 3+ injections of quick acting insulin, plus your injections of basal insulin would be the norm. Hope that helps :-)

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