This is a great site. I'm not much for internet forums but it seems I can relate to many of the situations/problems that are being discussed. Just briefly, I am a 35 year old mother of one. I have had type 1 diabetes for 31 years. To date, I have no complications and I plan to keep that way. I have been using an insulin pump for 12 years and I just started using the CGM within the last month.
Lately, I've been asking and I can't seem to get a concrete answer from any of my present health care professionals but how much insulin does an average type 1 require on a daily basis? This wasn't something I ever questioned before knowing that everyone is very different but using the CGM has made me more aware of some rebounding that I'm experiencing leading me to think in general I'm taking too much. The odd thing is that presently I take anywhere between 12 to 16 units total a day. My basal constitutes for 8.4 units daily. I am 5'9", weigh 155lbs and work in an office (not very active). It is my doctor's reaction and hesitation to reduce my insulin that makes me question - How much insulin do type 1's require? I'm not only looking for units but also general demographics i.e. age, sex, activity level.