same unit dose as total daily long- or intermediate-acting insulin dose
How to start and convert your adult patients to once-daily, long-acting Tresiba®
Step 1: Initiate
1/3 to 1/2
of total daily insulin dosea
aThe remainder of the total daily insulin dose should be administered as a short-acting insulin and divided between each daily meal. As a general rule, 0.2 to 0.4 units of insulin per kilogram of body weight can be used to calculate the initial total daily insulin dose in insulin-naïve patients with type 1 diabetes.
Step 2: Titrate
- Individualize and titrate the dose of Tresiba® based on the patient’s metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring results, and glycemic control goal. Dose adjustments may be needed with changes in physical activity, changes in meal patterns, changes in renal or hepatic function, or during acute illness to minimize the risk of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia
- The recommended time between dose increases is 3 to 4 days
Prescribing Tresiba® to pediatric patients
- If a pediatric patient misses a dose, they should contact their health care provider for guidance and monitor blood glucose levels more frequently until the next scheduled dose
- Tresiba® is not recommended for pediatric patients requiring less than 5 units
- Individualize the dose according to the patient’s metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring results, and glycemic control goals, with 3 to 4 days between each dose increase
- The recommended starting dose of Tresiba® in insulin-naïve pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes is 10 units once daily
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9 mL (3 x 3 mL)
15 mL (5 x 3 mL)
When sending prescribing information, be sure to specify the right formulation of Tresiba® for your patients. The U-100 formulation has a maximum dose of 80 units per injection, and U-200 has a maximum dose of 160 units per injection.
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