# How much insulin should I take based on weight?

## How much insulin should I take based on weight?

0.4 units/kg/day for a patient at normal weight; 0.5 units/kg/day for overweight patients; and. 0.6 units/kg/day or more for patients who are obese, on high-dose steroids or insulin-resistant.

## How do you calculate insulin infusion pump?

Total Daily Dose (TDD) for insulin infusion = 0.75 X total daily insulin dose prior to starting the insulin pump. The overnight basal rate is adjusted by checking the blood sugar at 12 AM, 3 AM and 7AM….

Time of day | Infusion rate |
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6-12 PM | calculated basal rate |

**What is the 450 rule for insulin?**

Alternatively, the insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio (ICR) may be determined by the “450 rule.” To determine the ICR, divide 450 by the child’s total daily dose of insulin (TDD). For example, for a child with a TDD of 36 units, the ICR would be 450/36 = 12.5, or 1 unit per 12 g of carbohydrate.

### What is the 1700 rule?

Use the 1700 Rule to estimate a correction dose: 1700/TDD=the expected drop in glucose (mg/dL) in response to 1 unit of insulin. Example: 1700/35=48; 1 unit of insulin will drop the serum glucose by about 50 mg/dL. Note that these are estimates.

### How much insulin should I take if my sugar is 400?

Theoretically, to reduce 400 mg/dL blood sugar to about 100 mg/dL, you would need at least 10 units of insulin. However, depending on your weight and other factors, a higher dose of insulin is almost always required.

**How do you calculate carb ratio for insulin pump?**

Practice using an insulin-to-carb ratio

- Divide your total grams of carbohydrate by your ratio of 10. So 55 ÷ 10 = 5.5.
- Your breakfast dose will be 5.5 units of rapid-acting insulin.

## What is the 100 rule in diabetes?

The 100 rule is starting with 100, and dividing the average amount of insulin given over the last five days. For example if the average daily dose of insulin is 50. Calculation is 100 divide 50. You can see if your sensitivity is correct by looking at your record book.