How Much Insulin Is Needed To Bring Down A Bg Of 450?

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Asked by CaptainHowdy09

How Much Insulin Is Needed To Bring Down A Bg Of 450?

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?

Answer

CaptainHowdy09-

Hello! 450 is pretty high. Your off the pump and using apidra (shots) and lantus. You are going to have to adjust your apidra but it depends on what your correction factor is. You have to your physician to find out what you correction factor would be. I awesome you carb count? Are you pretty good at it? it's a little strange to see you so high.

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