Vetsulin Conversion Chart for using U100 insulin syringes
If you use a U-40 insulin such as:
Vetsulin
Caninsulin
PZI
You do not have to use the U-40 syringes that you  buy from your veterinarian
BUT
if you decide to use U-100 syringes that are designed for human diabetics
then you must correct for the difference in the strength of the insulin when you fill the syringe.
The conversion works like this.
If you are giving your pet 10 units of VETSULIN ( a U40 insulin) then you would have to multiply by 2.5 if you want to use a U100 insulin syringe which is much smaller and more comfortable for injecting.
Above example would convert like this:
I use to give Queenie 10 units of caninsulin but I wanted to use a U100 insulin syringe
that equals 25 units on a U100 syringe. I made Queenie's dose bold and purple to give you an example.  Dr. Marlene also has a conversion of Maggie May's insulin dose at the bottom of this page.
Here is a conversion chart to make it easy for you:
Please print it out for your vet's approval.
 
U40 Units of Insulin (Vetsulin) Using a U100 insulin syringe
1 unit Vetsulin equals 2.5 units on a U100 syringe
2 unit Vetsulin equals 5.0 units on a U100 syringe
3 units Vetsulin equals 7.5 units on a U100 syringe
4 units Vetsulin equals 10.0 units on a U100 syringe
5 units Vetsulin equals 12.5 units on a U100 syringe
6 units Vetsulin equals 15 units on a U100 syringe
7 units Vetsulin equals 17.5 units on a U100 syringe
8 units Vetsulin equals 20 units on a U100 syringe
9 units Vetsulin equals 22.5 units on a U100 syringe
10 units Vetsulin equals 25 units on a U100 syringe
11 units Vetsulin equals 27.5 units on a U100 syringe
12 units Vetsulin equals 30 units on a U100 syringe
13 units Vetsulin equals 32.5 units on a U100 syringe
14 units Vetsulin equals 35 units on a U100 syringe
15 units Vetsulin equals 37.5 units on a U100 syringe
16 units Vetsulin equals 40 units on a U100 syringe
17 units Vetsulin equals 42.5 units on a U100 syringe
18 units Vetsulin equals 45 units on a U100 syringe
19 units Vetsulin equals 47.5 units on a U100 syringe
20 units Vetsulin equals 50 units on a U100 syringe

An email from Dr. Marlene and why she changed to U100 syringes.
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 
Hi,
 
I have a Bichon, Maggie May.diagnosed on May 6, 2007...She is on Vetsulin [9 units]since then, and my vet had started her on the U40 tarpoons...
I switched and converted [22.5 units-this is 2 1/2 times the 9 units in the U40 tarpoon] to: BD ultra fine SHORT, 31 gauge, half unit..I order them from DiabeticExpress.com...as you see I order 3 boxes at a time, as there is no cost for shipping that way....They also have the syringes without the 1/2 units. You can order other supplies as well from this company.
They are quite efficient...
 
I hope that I have been of help..
 
Dr Marlene

3     $25.49      $76.47      (07-26)BD Ultra-Fine II Short Syringes 31g (3/10cc) half-unit-scale #8440 (100)
 
Diabetic Express - http://www.DiabeticExpress.com
34099 Melinz Parkway Unit F
Eastlake, OH 44095
(800) 338-4656 - Phone
(800) 474-8262 - Fax
weborder@diabeticexpress.com

Here is a conversion chart and explanation that Donna provides on her website:
 http://www.petdiabetes.org/u40_conv.htm
 


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