Question of the Week - December 11th, 2018
TS is ready to transition from 4 daily insulin injections to using an insulin pump. TS has a current A1c of 6.9%. Which of the following would help determine his insulin needs on the pump?
a. Determine his current total daily insulin dose and divide by 24 hours, to calculate the basal rate.
b. To determine hourly basal rate, divide total daily dose by 50% and then divide by 24 hours.
c. To determine carbohydrate to insulin ratio, use the formula 450 divided by current total daily dose.
d. For the first 48 hours, start his basal at 0.5 units per hour and set the carbohydrate ratio to 1 unit for 15 gms.
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