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There is no standard dose of insulin that will work for all people or even for the same person in all situations. For example, a long-acting insulin is typically taken just once a day, while rapid-acting insulins are taken before meals. To help determine the best dose for your particular situation, your healthcare provider may recommend that you check your blood sugar levels before and after meals and count the carbohydrate content of your meals.
Insulin Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of insulin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The carbohydrate content of your meals
- Your blood sugar goals (which can vary from person to person)
- Your blood sugar levels
- Other medications you are taking, including other diabetes medications
- Other medical conditions you may have.