Rapid Metabolism of Insulin

The duration of action of insulin is less than desired (10-12 hours for twice daily administration; 20 hours for once daily administration).

Blood glucose curves

Blood glucose measured in mmol/l

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Blood glucose curve

Blood glucose measured in mg/dl

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Blood glucose curve

 

See blood glucose curves for details on making a glucose curve.

Solution

  • Change insulin dosing from once to twice daily
  • Change to a longer-acting preparation
Rapid Metabolism of Insulin