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From the state of Washington, USA:

At the age of 8, I was diagnosed with childhood-onset diabetes. Currently, I am 23 years old. I am 6 foot, 3 inches tall, and weigh 180 pounds. I take 20 units of R and 30 units of NPH in the morning, and 20 units of R and 20 units of NPH at dinnertime. Am I taking proper dosages for my weight?


The number of units of insulin that you are taking are a bit on the high side, compared to average. But, if your weight is okay for you, then I wouldn't worry about the number of units of insulin; I'd be concerned only with the results: are you taking the right number of units of insulin to control your blood sugar levels? I'd look at your blood sugars, and glycohemoglobin levels, to answer this question.


Original posting 13 Sep 1998
Posted to Insulin


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