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

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
     

Pump - NovoLog

 
 

39%

 

38

 
     

Pump - Apidra

 
 

7%

 

7

 
     

Pump - Humalog

 
 

27%

 

26

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
     

Lantus & NovoLog

 
 

7%

 

7

 
     

Lantus & Apidra

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

5%

 

5

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
     

Levemir & NovoLog

 
 

2%

 

2

 
     

Levemir & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

4%

 

4

 
 

Tresiba Basal-Bolus

 
     

Tresiba & NovoLog

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Tresiba & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Tresiba & Humalog

 
 

1%

 

1

 
 

Toujeo Basal-Bolus

 
     

Toujeo & NovoLog

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Toujeo & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Toujeo & Humalog

 
 

0%

     
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
     

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
 

2%

 

2

 
     

NPH & Regular

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Pre-mixed insulin

 
 

0%

     


Total votes: 96

 

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

Poll dates: September 21 - 28, 2016
Total Votes: 96

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 16 years.

As we learned in our January 2016 poll about insulins used, the use of NPH and Regular insulin continues to decline. 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 74% of respondents.

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Summary of insulin regimen. Click for a larger image.

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 2016 Sep 2015 Sep 2014 Sep 2013 Sep 2012 Sep 2011 Sep 2010 Sep 2009 Sep 2008 Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Sep 2005
Insulin used in pumps
NovoLog 54% 62% 45% 54% 64% 58% 64% 65% 68% 71% 63% 57%
Apidra 10% 9% 8% 9% 10% 13% 12% 8% 4% 5% 2% 1%
Humalog 37% 30% 47% 35% 26% 26% 24% 27% 27% 24% 34% 41%
Short acting insulin used in MDI
NovoLog 50% 48% 33% 47% 61% 52% 58% 65% 60% 65% 64% 52%
Apidra 5% 5% 13% 0% 0% 2% 4% 3% 3% 2% 0% 0%
Humalog 45% 43% 54% 47% 35% 43% 38% 29% 33% 32% 35% 46%

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Last Updated: Wednesday September 28, 2016 11:31:00
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