What is the most suitable ratio of basal to mealtime insulin for my child? She is 1.3 meters (4 feet, 3 inches) tall and weighs 31.5 kg (91 pounds). Currently, she is on Lantus and Actrapid with an approximate ratio of 1:2.
Some patients need 50% of their insulin as basal, 50% as Regular (Actrapid), before meals. But, this ratio varies from patient to patient. Some need 60% as basal, for example. The most used Regular to basal insulin ratio may vary between 1.0 to 0.5.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:16
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