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How can I select my insulin dose initially?
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Dr. Daniel Mintz
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: A doctor is required
This is really the role of a physician or diabetes educator for although there are general formulas that guide estimates, there are many variables that must be taken into account.
For example, the usual total dose (tdd) varies from 0.5 to 1 unit per kg of body weight. In choosing which dose to start with lies a medical judgment.

In brief: A doctor is required
This is really the role of a physician or diabetes educator for although there are general formulas that guide estimates, there are many variables that must be taken into account.
For example, the usual total dose (tdd) varies from 0.5 to 1 unit per kg of body weight. In choosing which dose to start with lies a medical judgment.
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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine
In brief: Multiple factors...
Your doctor will take many factors into consideration when choosing your Insulin dosing.
Factors include: 1. Glucose readings (fasting and after meals) 2. A1c level 3. Other medications 4. Body weight 5. Other medical conditions including kidney disease 6. Type of Insulin used - 70/30 mix, long-acting (nph), short-acting (regular, apidra, (insulin glulisine) huma/novolog), basal (lantus, levemir).

In brief: Multiple factors...
Your doctor will take many factors into consideration when choosing your Insulin dosing.
Factors include: 1. Glucose readings (fasting and after meals) 2. A1c level 3. Other medications 4. Body weight 5. Other medical conditions including kidney disease 6. Type of Insulin used - 70/30 mix, long-acting (nph), short-acting (regular, apidra, (insulin glulisine) huma/novolog), basal (lantus, levemir).
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