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How much insulin does your child take?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by shirley83006, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Tigerlilly's mom

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    Tyler weighs 75 pounds, he gets 6 units lantus with approx. another 6 1/2 units in basal throughout the day from his pump, his ratio is 1 unit for 10 carbs across the board.
     
  2. hawkeyegirl

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    I don't know that your son is that unusual. My son is almost 7, but 66 pounds, and his TDD is anywhere from 20-26 units a day depending on food and exercise.
     
  3. RomeoEcho

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    Not a child, but just wanted to throw out more in favor of "what you need is what you need even if it's not average". I've mostly finally stopped worrying that my insulin needs are a problem. I'm an adult, 180 pounds, TDD right now around 55-60 but varies from 50-80. Basal is 70%. Activity changes effect doses but with steady activity of any level, insulin use often creeps back to the middle of those ranges, at least for basal doses.
     
  4. Yellow Tulip

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    My son is 8, weighs a little over 50lb and his TDD is usually between 12 and 15 units. I don't think he's honeymooning anymore.
     
  5. Lee

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    This is very true - but I would still ask your endo about insulin resistance - some kids get VERY insulin resistant when the go into puberty and might even need another RX...it is atleast worth asking about.
     
  6. Mom2rh

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    Ryan is 6'4"+ 170 lbs and TDD is between 80 and 100 units.
     
  7. Mom2rh

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    He's actually 16 and not 15 like my siggy says. Too lazy to change it.
     
  8. GreenJenny

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    My daughter who is likely still honeymooning (dx-11/2009) TDD is about 8U - 1.25u of that is basal. She is almost 7 weighs about 48lbs.
     
  9. mom24grlz

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    Ashleigh is pumping novolog.

    On average she boluses 20-25 units per day.

    Basal she gets 14.5 units per day.

    So 34.5-39.5 TDD
     
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  10. *Shannon

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    Janie is pumping Humalog. She's 10yrs, weighs just under 90 lbs. Her TDD is about 40u.
     
  11. wilf

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    I don't see that your son is getting particularly lower doses - he is needing pretty typical amounts of insulin.
     
  12. TheFormerLantusFiend

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    69 lb = 31.36 kg. 22 units/ 31 kg = 0.7 u/kg/day.
    That is solidly normal.

    High insulin needs should concern you if... the u/kg/day is high enough to indicate insulin resistance (over about 1.5 in an adolescent or over 1 in anybody else- except pregnant women maybe). Or, if total daily insulin needs are high enough that concentrated insulin may be helpful- currently recommended if the daily insulin need goes over 200 units per day (though I think it might be helpful a little sooner than that).
     
  13. Melissa

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    Maddie's (5yo) about 40lbs and her TDD is around 8units. This is why I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pump!!!
     
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    Kaylee is 14.1 kg and her average daily dose is 13 units per day. I asked her CDE if this seemed high for her age and she said no- average insulin units would be .8 to 1 unit per kg but this depends on length with T1, honeymoon, etc (as always, YDMV)
     

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