- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 1
19u basal each day, bolus 8u am, 12u lunch, 10u tea. TDD = 49u. note. I do like carbs.We have a well known saying on the forum that ‘you need what you need’ when it comes to insulin doses, but a question from a new member made me begin to wonder what different levels of insulin doses we had among members of the forum with T1, LADA and Type 3c. (as T2s are more likely to be affected by insulin resistance).
Often starting ‘total daily doses’ for the newly diagnosed seem to be estimated based on units/kg with taller and heavier people generally needing more insulin. But I know slight T1s on high doses and
There’s no right or wrong dose - only what you need (neither high doses nor low doses are better or worse). And my expectation is that different people will have quite different needs because of differences in metabolism and sensitivity - plus general dietary intake, of course!
But just out of interest I wondered what the average TDD might be for various folks here. All of your basal doses and all meal doses.
Pumps often provide 7, 14, and 30 day averages, but MDIers will just have to make an estimate.