Insulin Regimen

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Wed, 06/23/2010

Depend upon individual body condition, lifestyle, food habits, and physical activity their insulin regimen or insulin shots or diabetes shots are designed for efficient blood-glucose control.

Individualized Insulin regimen

Consult your doctor or health care team, to design an insulin regimen that will suit your needs and better blood-glucose control. It helps you feel good, physically and mentally.

The regimen design depends on

  • Your body condition,
  • The food you eat,
  • Your normal physical activity,
  • How your body responding to treatment

Insulin regimen type 1 diabetes

A person diagnosed with type 1 diabetes usually begins with two insulin shots per day of two dissimilar types of insulin. Slowly, they may progress to three or four insulin shots per day of different insulin types. The types of insulin used to depend on their blood-glucose levels. Studies have shown that three or four diabetes shots of insulin a day give the best diabetes control and can prevent or delay the eye, kidney, and nerve damage caused by diabetes.

Insulin regimen type 2 diabetes

Most of the type 2 diabetes patients need one insulin shot per day without diabetes pills. Some may need both one insulin shot and diabetes pill in the bedtime. Sometimes diabetes pills will not lower blood-glucose for type 2 diabetes, and they need to take two insulin shots per day of two different types of insulin. It may progress to three or four injections of insulin per day in a due course.