- advertisement -

How much Lantus does your child get ?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Bahama-mama, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Bahama-mama

    Bahama-mama Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Just curious.
     
  2. mom24grlz

    mom24grlz Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,799
    Ashleigh gets 18 units. She's 11 years old
     
  3. Becky Stevens mom

    Becky Stevens mom Approved members

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,719
    Steven is 9, has had d for 6 years and is 72 LBs. He gets 13 units as of 2 days ago
     
  4. LARSMS

    LARSMS Approved members

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    271
    Sara is 6 years old, 4' 2", 74lbs and gets 13 units.
     
  5. slpmom2

    slpmom2 Approved members

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    641
    My dd is getting 2.5 units of Lantus and about the same amount of basal Novolog from her pump, for a total of about 5 units of basal insulin per day. She's 9, diagnosed 2.5 years ago.
     
  6. Emilyk1054

    Emilyk1054 Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Brooke is 3, 40 lbs. 2 months ago we were at 2 units, now we're at 6. She was dx in Jan.
     
  7. lauraqofu

    lauraqofu Approved members

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Cass is 10, 5' 2", 100 pounds and she was diagnosed in April. We just increased her Lantus to 10 units about two weeks ago.
     
  8. Kaylas mom

    Kaylas mom Approved members

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,306
    Kayla is 14, 5 foot 5 and 105 lbs. She is still on 4 units. Things look stable still with middle of the afternoons in the 100-130's with no food or fast acting.
     
  9. kimmcannally

    kimmcannally Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,356
    Jackson is pumping but his basal is about 22 units a day. He is 13 and weighs 105 lbs. That is close to what he started at when dx - Levemir 20 units a day.
     
  10. Mom2Boys

    Mom2Boys Approved members

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    464
    EDIT: Oops, sorry, didn't read that you were talking about Lantus! His basal is all through the pump.

    Luke is 4 and weighs 40lbs. He gets 3.85 units of basal per day. He was diagnosed 2 years ago.
     
  11. Bahama-mama

    Bahama-mama Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks for the replies, we will be switching back to MDI with Lantus and Novorapid soon. Leah is 10, 4' 5", 53 lbs and her basal is 8 units.
    Please keep replying.
     
  12. Beach bum

    Beach bum Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,315
    When we use it (untethered for swimming), it's 8U. Abby is 65lbs.
     
  13. nanhsot

    nanhsot Approved members

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,626
    Diagnosed Feb 2010, weight 175, almost 16 years old, clearly still honeymooning at 9 units of Lantus daily.
     
  14. Brendan's Mom

    Brendan's Mom Approved members

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    My son is 8 years old, 52 inches in height and weights 60 lbs, he takes 8 lantus total daily, 7 unit in am and 1 unit in pm. He was diagnosis 6 years ago.
     
  15. lauraqofu

    lauraqofu Approved members

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Wow...our kids are the same age, and about 9 inches and 50 pounds apart! I only mention it because every time I see Cass in a group of her friends, I always think she looks more like their older sister than one of their peers...
     
  16. VinceysMom

    VinceysMom Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,220
    My Vince was dx 12/26/09, started with 27U Lantus, now down to 20U Lantus, he is 5' 8" and 121 lbs. :cwds: (which may be reduced soon do to football ...)
     
  17. NatBMomto4

    NatBMomto4 Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    437
    Andrew was dx'd 4 months ago, and he is still honeymooning... he is 12, weighs 90lbs and is taking 6 units of Lantus (at one point he was down to 1 unit of Lantus, so 6 units is an increase!)
     
  18. hdm42

    hdm42 Approved members

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,297
    Campbell is 12, 5'3" and about 116 pounds and takes 36 units of lantus.
     
  19. januaryblue

    januaryblue Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    264
    Samantha is still honeymooning and so she gets a total of 2 units of lantus a day-split 1 unit twice a day. No fast acting yet, we tried a small bit once and it brought her to low.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
  20. MamaC

    MamaC Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,292
    Is there some sort of comparison you're looking for?

    My 17 year old (6'2", 180#) uses a total of 16.5 split 5.5 AM/11.0 PM. Summer dose is always significantly lower than winter.

    When he is undergoing particularly strenuous activity, he gets on just fine with Lantus alone (no fast acting even to cover meals) but this is definitely a case of YDMV.
     

Share This Page

- advertisement -

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice