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How should I distribute my insulin throughout the day?

Here is one formula that some people find helpful as a starting point for deciding how to distribute insulin throughout the day:

• 40-50% total insulin as the basal dose
• 15-25% before breakfast
• 15% before lunch
• 15-20% before supper
• 0-10%, as needed, to cover a bedtime snack

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