Do you recommend diluting insulin when small doses are required? When
our son was 2 and 3 years old we often used 1/2 - 1 unit doses.
Yes, many young children must dilute their insulin to carefully measure
up small amounts of insulin accurately and make small changes in doses
at a time. Both Eli Lilly and Novolin supply diluents for all their
insulins (except lispro insulin (Humalog« brand)) free of charge. You can
make up any dilution necessary to accurately draw up the dose you need. Some
infants may need to change their dose by 1/10 of a unit or less at a time
and this is impossible without using diluted insulin.
Original posting 9 Nov 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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