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27% of type 2 diabetics use insulin. Here is the link that makes that statement. It is based on data from the year 2004.

Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Rescue, Augmentation, and Replacement of Beta-Cell Function - August 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

There are approximately 24 million diabetics in the US, based on 2007 data. About 10% of them are type 1, and 90% are type 2. So there were 2,400,000 type 1's and 21,600,000 type 2's in 2007. Since 27% of the type 2's use insulin, and 100% of the type 1's use insulin, there were 2,400,000 type 1's using insulin, and 5,832,000 type 2's using insulin. So there are 3,432,000 more type 2 insulin users than type 1 insulin users. The insulin companies make a lot more money off type 2's than type 1's.
 

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AND T2s are typically insulin resistant and use much more insulin.

So your point?
 

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heheh I dont know...makes me wish I was a producer of insulin...I would be on a yacht somewhere in the meditaranean now *grin*
 

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Diabetes 86, my point is that there are many more T2's using insulin than many people think, even more than the number of T1's doing so. this comes as a big surprise to many members on the diabetes sites I visit. You and I know more about the statistics, but most people do not. I am just enlightening some people on these facts.
 

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I got that from the numbers in your post (I did not know that, I'm not surprised). But why the last sentence, are you giving info about numbers of insulin users or talking about drug Co income? The last sentence made it look like your trying to say something about the drug Co.
 

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27% of type 2 diabetics use insulin. Here is the link that makes that statement. It is based on data from the year 2004.

Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Rescue, Augmentation, and Replacement of Beta-Cell Function - August 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

There are approximately 24 million diabetics in the US, based on 2007 data. About 10% of them are type 1, and 90% are type 2. So there were 2,400,000 type 1's and 21,600,000 type 2's in 2007. Since 27% of the type 2's use insulin, and 100% of the type 1's use insulin, there were 2,400,000 type 1's using insulin, and 5,832,000 type 2's using insulin. So there are 3,432,000 more type 2 insulin users than type 1 insulin users. The insulin companies make a lot more money off type 2's than type 1's.
This is very interesting and informative. It doesn't surprise me that T2 use more insulin than T1. Do you think that it has anything to do with
the fact that T1 are more likely to use a pump, therefore eliminating the need for a long acting insulin such as Lantus?
 

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What I get from it is that phamacutical drug companies are not afraid of loosing type 1 diabetics as customers when type 1 is cured. They make a lot more from type 2 diabetes as whole.
 

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I don't think so, Breeze. The pump does a slow drip to provide the basal and then provided a fast delivery for boluses, so basal and bolus are done with pumping. If someone used Lantus + Humalog = total X units and then starting pumping, they would then use X units of Humalog. The insulin sells less Lantus, but increases bolus insulin sales to compensate.
 

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i dunno.my insulin cost me 322 a vial because iam on humulin r u500.
 
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