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From the United Arab Emirates:

How can we dilute insulin to get very small doses for babies who require small doses of insulin like one unit?


You should get the appropriate diluent directly from the insulin manufacturer on a named-patient basis. Usually required to use 1 in 10 dilution for babies.


[Editor's comment: To make a 1 in 10 dilution (U-10): use 9 ml of diluent and 1 ml of U-100 insulin. Then every line on a 30-unit or 50-unit U-100 insulin syringe will equal 1/10 unit. SS]

Original posting 18 Apr 2001
Posted to Insulin


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