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


Insulin Pump Therapy


Pump - NovoLog






Pump - Apidra






Pump - Humalog






Pump - Regular






Lantus Basal-Bolus


Lantus & NovoLog






Lantus & Apidra






Lantus & Humalog






Lantus & Regular






Levemir Basal-Bolus


Levemir & NovoLog






Levemir & Apidra






Levemir & Humalog






Levemir & Regular






NPH-based Therapy


NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra






NPH & Regular








Pre-mixed insulin






Other insulin regimen






I don't use insulin






Total votes: 642


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

Poll dates: September 23 - 30, 2007
Total Votes: 642

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 eight years.

As we learned in our January 2007 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH has dropped to just 6% 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 and 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.

The table below summarizes the change in use of short acting insulin from September 2005 until September 2007. This data shows an increase in the use of NovoLog and a decrease in the use of Humalog. The use of Apidra remained low.

Answer Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Sep 2005
Insulin used in pumps
NovoLog 71% 63% 57%
Apidra 5% 2% 1%
Humalog 24% 34% 41%
Regular 0% 1% 1%
Short acting insulin used with Lantus or Levemir in MDI
NovoLog 65% 64% 52%
Apidra 2% 0% 0%
Humalog 32% 35% 46%
Regular 1% 1% 2%

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