Great name, there, Oldstuff,
I'm writing to echo what SS wrote to you. Seems that many Type 1 need the greater flexibility that a separate long
-acting & short-acting insulin provides. This is exactly what your son is doing by taking extra shots.
Regular used to be our only choice in short-acting insulins, but now we have access to even quicker-acting insulins (Humalog & novolog
). Each one has a quicker onset, does
its job, and "gets out" more quickly than Regular does