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  What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?  
  Insulin Pump Therapy  
      Pump - NovoLog  
  45%     58  
      Pump - Apidra  
  7%     9  
      Pump - Humalog  
  18%     23  
      Pump - Regular  
  0%      0  
  Lantus Basal-Bolus  
      Lantus & NovoLog  
  10%     13  
      Lantus & Apidra  
  0%      0  
      Lantus & Humalog  
  8%     10  
      Lantus & Regular  
  1%      1  
  Levemir Basal-Bolus  
      Levemir & NovoLog  
  5%     6  
      Levemir & Apidra  
  0%      0  
      Levemir & Humalog  
  1%      1  
      Levemir & Regular  
  0%      0  
  NPH-based Therapy  
      NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra  
  2%     2  
      NPH & Regular  
  2%     2  
  Other  
      Pre-mixed insulin  
  0%      0  
      Other insulin regimen  
  2%     3  
      I don't use insulin  
  0%      0  

Total votes: 128
 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

Poll dates: September 12 - 19, 2012
Total Votes: 128

When we first ran this poll in 1998, the choices of insulin regimen were significantly limited compared with today. Back then, there was no true basal insulin like Lantus or Levemir, and Humalog, the first engineered rapid acting insulin analog, was new to the marketplace. Kids with diabetes typically took two or three injections per day of a mixture of long acting (usually NPH) and short acting (usually Regular) insulins. Much has changed in the past 14 years.

As we learned in our January 2012 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH and Regular insulin continues to decline, with just three people reporting using Regular insulin. Insulin analogs, which offer clinical benefits (better predictability of action, reduced risk of hypoglycemia), have taken their place, at least among visitors to CWD. The results of this week's poll show a continuing decline in the use of NPH insulin and growth in pump use -- now 70% of respondents.

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Summary of insulin regimen. Click for a larger image.
Download the Excel spreadsheet used to generate this graph.

CWD visitors report using the following rapid acting insulins by therapy:

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Insulins used in Insulin Pumps. Click for a larger image.

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Insulins used in MDI. Click for a larger image.

Download the Excel spreadsheet used to generate these graphs.

The table below summarizes the change in use of short acting insulins over the past several years.

Answer Sep 2012 Sep 2011 Sep 2010 Sep 2009 Sep 2008 Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Sep 2005
Insulin used in pumps
NovoLog 64% 58% 64% 65% 68% 71% 63% 57%
Apidra 10% 13% 12% 8% 4% 5% 2% 1%
Humalog 26% 26% 24% 27% 27% 24% 34% 41%
Regular 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1%
Short acting insulin used with Lantus or Levemir in MDI
NovoLog 61% 52% 58% 65% 60% 65% 64% 52%
Apidra 0% 2% 4% 3% 3% 2% 0% 0%
Humalog 35% 43% 38% 29% 33% 32% 35% 46%
Regular 3% 3% 0% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2%

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Last Updated: Wednesday September 19, 2012 13:45:46
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