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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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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 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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