40IU or 100IU

By kapilbohra Latest Reply 2011-07-15 18:47:20 -0500
Started 2010-06-03 05:57:55 -0500

I am suffering from type-2 diabetes and am new to insulin. I am from India and would like to know if 40IU or 100 IU is better for dose and why?

I would be very thankful to you people to guide me.

6 replies

kapilbohra 2010-06-03 23:40:24 -0500 Report

guys … I need to take some 35 units per day and I asked my doctor if I switch to 100 IU .. He was very discrete and said it really does not matter much .. So, I was asking for your suggestions as I do not have much exposure to this medication

kdroberts 2010-06-04 08:08:45 -0500 Report

Very strange. Insulin is not something to be taken likely, too much will kill you. 35 to 100 is a massive jump, most adjustments with insulin are done a few units at a time. Is 35 units keeping your blood sugar under control? Why do you think you need to take such a lot more? What type of insulin is it?

kapilbohra 2010-06-06 23:01:14 -0500 Report

hey i m using 30/70 premix and i was just asking if there is a difference between u-100 and u-40. i will still be taking 35 units daily but would likely to be injected less quantity of insulin

alanbossman 2010-06-03 09:08:10 -0500 Report

I agree with Kd, your doctor should have given you a prescription for your insulin on how much you need to take and strength of insulin and which kind of insulin.

kdroberts 2010-06-03 08:49:16 -0500 Report

That's a completely unanswerable question. You need to take the amount of insulin that works for you and it will depend on what you eat, what your lifestyle is and what type of insulin you are taking. You need to talk to a doctor who can review you and your history.