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Fri Oct 05 15:16:59 UTC 2012

Can a T2 Diab. take more than 500 units of novolog 70/30 per day?
Asked By: ab1246  
Category: Type 2

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2012-10-10 19:42:26.0

Hello ab1246. Thank you for bringing your question to dLife. You ask if a type II Diabetic can take more than 500 units of 70/30 insulin. Well, Insulin does not have a maximum dose, however 500 units is really more that I have ever heard of. Is this what a provider ordered or is the patient doing this dosing him/herself? I highly recommend that a provider look at this dosing, look at fingerstick readings and HbA1c levels and adjust the treatment. There are other regimens that include basal (long acting) insulin along with rapid acting insulin at meal time that surely would not be that may units. Ask you provider to refer you to an Endocrinologist or a Diabetologist to evaluate your treatment plan.
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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