• CaptainHowdy09 CaptainHowdy09
    February 03, 2009
    how much insulin is needed to bring down a BG of 450?
    CaptainHowdy09 CaptainHowdy09
    February 03, 2009

    ive been used to using the pump with the Novolog insulin now ive been switched to 

    shots with Apidra(short term) 3 with every meal and Lantus (long term) befor i go to bed

     

    i used to calibrate the pump to give me 1 unit of insulin per 12 grams of Carbohydrates now that i have two different insulins i have no idea how to correct this

     

    help?

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  • 1Laurine February 06, 2009
    1Laurine
    February 06, 2009

    I am on a Medtronic pump that uses Humalog 100 - I use a sliding scale for correcting my blood sugars. My doctor has me using 1.0 units for every 40 points over my set normal blood sugar, which for me is 140.  I feel my best at that point.  So if I took my blood sugar and read 226, I would take 3.2 units.  For a blood sugar of 450, which is definitely not a controlled healthy reading, I would take 8.7 units to bring that reading back down around 140.  If your doctor has you at a set point average of 100, you would take an additional 1.0.  I have been an insulin dependent diabetic since I was a teen and for me that was 37 years ago.  Please take care and good health to you.  

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