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What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?


Insulin Pump Therapy


Insulin pump with NovoLog






Insulin pump with Apidra






Insulin pump with Humalog






Insulin pump with Regular






MDI Basal Bolus Therapy


MDI with Lantus and NovoLog






MDI with Lantus and Apidra






MDI with Lantus and Humalog






MDI with Lantus and Regular






MDI with Lantus, NPH, and NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra






MDI with Lantus, NPH, Regular, and NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra






Traditional Therapy


NPH and NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra






NPH and Regular








Other insulin regimen






I don't use insulin






Total votes: 501


What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

Poll dates: September 25 - October 2, 2005
Total Votes: 501

When we first ran this poll seven years ago in October 1998, the choices of insulin regimen were significantly limited compared with today. Back then, there was no true basal insulin like Lantus, and Humalog, the first engineered rapid acting insulin analog, was new to the marketplace. Kids with diabetes typically took two or three injections per day of a mixture of long acting (usually NPH) and short acting (usually Regular) insulins. Much has changed in the past seven years.

As we learned in our January 9th poll, the use of NPH has dropped to 14% of people responding, and the use of Regular insulin has dropped to just 1%. The new engineered insulins, which offer clinical benefits (better predictability of action, reduced risk of hypoglycemia) have taken their place, at least among visitors to CWD. The results of this week's poll show a continuing decline in the use of NPH insulin -- now down to just 9% of respondents -- and a marked growth in pump use -- now 62% of respondents.

Of note in this week's poll is the continuing rise in the number of people using NovoLog insulin as their rapid acting insulin. The following graphs illustrate this:

Insulins used in Insulin Pumps. Click for a larger image.

Insulins used in MDI. Click for a larger image.

Download the Excel spreadsheet used to generate these graphs.

Because of the dramatic change in the kinds of therapy available, and because previous polls didn't include the options that this poll did, we'll use this week's results as a baseline for future polls about insulin regimens of visitors to CWD. Those wishing to review previous polls on the topic should see the poll from August 29, 2004.

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Last Updated: Saturday October 01, 2005 21:50:02
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