Choosing the insulin dose
We have agreed that you ought to be capable of changing your insulin dose whenever necessary (after consulting your doctor / health-carer)
Before we discuss this important subject there are one or two things that we must remember.
1. What are you trying to achieve by choosing the correct dose of insulin?
"Good control of diabetes"
What do you understand by good control of diabetes?
Please type below what you understand by the phrase "good control of diabetes".
2. What is the best way of controlling diabetes?
By one injection of insulin a day?
By two injections of insulin a day?
With a long-acting insulin?
Or with a mixture of regular insulin and long-acting insulin?
By conventional insulin therapy, or by intensive conventional insulin therapy?
Please type below what you think is the best way of controlling your diabetes.
Now we are going to learn how you can change your dose of insulin and how you can adapt it to a given metabolic situation.
Diabetes Insulin Tutorial
The material in this on-line Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial has been drawn from a number of different sources.
However the original Web-based version can be found at the AIDA Website at: http://www.2aida.org/tutorial.