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Insulin Initial Dose

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Disclaimer:

This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider can be lethal.

 

Initial total insulin dose:

0.2 to 0.6 units/kg/day in  divided doses.

Conservative initial doses of 0.2 to 0.4 units/kg/day are often recommended to avoid the potential for hypoglycemia.

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