Insulin Dosing Rules

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John and Albert in Bali Albert and I had to go into the beautiful mountains of the island of Bali to research these rules. Bali is one of many islands that make up the country of Indonesia. Somebody had to go.

Insulin Dosing Rules

Starting dose

0.5 to 1 unit / kg / day for Type 2 Diabetes
If they are already on Insulin Start with their current dose
Give 50% long acting and 50% short acting. Divide the short acting evenly for each meal.

Corrective Insulin (in addtion to meal insulin)

Estimated Blood sugar Decrease for Each Unit of Insulin

1700/ total daily insulin for Humalog and Novolog
1500/ total daily insulin for regular insulin

Insulin for Carb Counters

Number of grams of carbohydrate covered by each unit of insulin

450/ total daily insulin for Humalog and Novolog
500/ total daily insulin for regular insulin

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