Am a Type 1 diabetic currently dieting. I'm perfectly aware of insulin as a hormone that prevents lipolysis. My question is this: what would the equivalent of injected insulin be to that which a normal person produces daily?
Typically I take Humalog at mealtimes along with work and physical activity to regulate my blood sugar, and have a baseline insulin I take every night (40 IU, Lantus).
I found that I took about 60-70 units throughout the day of humalog on a non diet, and typically about half of that on a caloric deficit (20-40). Is anyone aware of the equivalency that would be to a normal person? Is there any standard of comparison, for that matter?
My research on this topic has garnerned little in return, and any insight (or guesses) will be greatly appreciated.