Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Pakistan:

My 11 year old son has diabetes and takes insulin three times in a day. I would like to give him only one injection per day. Is there any type of insulin that can be injected once a day?


There is no insulin that given only once in a day might be able to confer a 11 years old boy even the least acceptable metabolic control. The modern concept of diabetes is to give a basal insulin, such as glargine (Lantus), once a day and lispro (Humalog) or aspart (NovoLog) before each meal.


Original posting 21 Oct 2004
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections and Insulin


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.