Table 7.

Recommended Total Daily Insulin Dosage

<5 YEARS (U/KG)5–11 YEARS (U/KG)12–18 YEARS (U/KG)
0.6–0.80.75–0.90.8–1.5
  • Newly diagnosed patients and those who are in the remission phase of disease may take less insulin. If required dosage exceeds these guidelines, consider cryptic illness, causes of insulin resistance, or nonadherence to recommended treatment.