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What is your Rapid Acting doses?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by vallecito93, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. vallecito93

    vallecito93 Approved members

    Oct 23, 2007
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could share your sliding scale for rapid acting insulins. Autumn is on Humalog her scale is
    70 – 200 no insulin
    201 – 250 1 units
    251 – 300 1½ units
    301 – 350 2 units
    351 – 400 2½ units
    401 – 450 3 units
    451 – 500 3½ units
    > 501 4 units
    We are trying to come up with a scale to eliminate the 1/2 units for school time. She is not yet dosed for food. And we are working with our dr. but I wanted to see what you all used. The "pink panther" book says that our goal should be 70 - 180, so that is something we are trying to change. Thanks for your input.

    P.S. for those of you that have helped me out before, we had to go back to NPH in a.m. and lantus in p.m. Her numbers started running in the 400's at lunch. So far no lows in the a.m. :)
  2. liasmommy2000

    liasmommy2000 Approved members

    Oct 31, 2006
    Just bumping to the top for you. We don't use a sliding scale and I don't think many others here do either, but hopefully someone can help you!
  3. wilf

    wilf Approved members

    Aug 27, 2007
    Usually the sliding scale is just used in the first months after diagnosis. At this point, it is worth working with your medical team to learn to count carbs and cover them with insulin using your child's insulin:carb ratio.

    It sounds complicated, but isn't really and will allow you to be more flexible with meals and snacks.
  4. momofsingingdiabetic

    momofsingingdiabetic Approved members

    Jul 22, 2007
    We use a sliding scale of sorts when we give Danielle a shot because of a failed site. She also used it daily up until she was on the pump for any highs along with counting her carbs. However, her scale is WAY different. Her scale right now is 1u of insulin for ever 20 above 150 (I think...she knows that target better than I do right now).
  5. decota'smom

    decota'smom Approved members

    Nov 19, 2007
    we use humalog to cover carbs and blood sugars combined
    here is the scale that we use

    70-150 no insulin
    151-199 .5 unit
    200-249 1 unit
    250-299 1.5 units
    300-349 2 units
    350-399 2.5 units
    400-449 3 units
    450 or higher 3.5 units
  6. coop

    coop Approved members

    Jan 3, 2008
    Ours is the same as Decota's - that is our "correction dose", then we count carbs and add that dose to the correction. Luckily we are seriously honeymooning and I can't remember the last time I had to correct. (knock on wood)
  7. vallecito93

    vallecito93 Approved members

    Oct 23, 2007
    Thank you all very much. It is just nice to see what everyone else does.

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