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How often do you or your child use diluted insulin?

      Every injection  
  4%   (29)  
      Some injections  
  2%   (14)  
  37%   (235)  
      We used to, but don't anymore  
  5%   (31)  
      I didn't realize you could dilute insulin  
  50%   (310)  

How often do you or your child use diluted insulin?

Poll dates: July 25 - August 1, 1999
Total Votes: 619

Children with diabetes, especially very young children, can be quite sensitive to the effects of even the smallest amount of insulin. Many people dilute insulin using a special liquid called a diluent. Diluents and empty vials are free from insulin makers. While Lilly's Humalog does not have an official diluent, many people report success using Lilly's NPH diluent.

Diluted insulin can be made in any strength, for example, 1/4 normal strength. With insulin diluted to 1/4, one unit of diluted insulin delivers 1/4 of a unit of insulin. Young children can then easily take 1/4 or 1/2 unit of insulin.

Speak to your diabetes team about diluting insulin if you think it will help you or your child.

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