Table 2

Insulin requirements on pre- and posthemodialysis days in study participants

Day before dialysisDay after dialysisP*
n1010
Number of hours of investigation (h)23.8 ± 0.523.6 ± 0.60.47
Number of bolus administered (n)4.8 ± 2.23.4 ± 0.70.04
Total bolus insulin (IU)11.8 ± 4.89.6 ± 1.70.15
Basal insulin flow rate (IU/h)0.4 ± 0.20.3 ± 0.10.01
Total dose of insulin administered (IU)23.6 ± 7.719.9 ± 4.90.09
Total dose of insulin (IU/kg/day)0.36 ± 0.120.32 ± 0.080.19
Calorie intake (cal)2,304 ± 4002,167 ± 3760.44
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *Day after dialysis value vs. day before dialysis by paired t test.