Since the creation of IPT back in 1930, the method to choose the correct dose of insulin to be administered to patients has been modified five times. The initial method to calculate the dose of insulin was simple one unit for each kilo of body weight and was administered intramuscularly to patients.
In 1983 the method to calculate insulin dose and its route of administration was modified. The fourth modification to the dose calculating method took place in 1986 when the dose was calculated using 0.4 units of insulin for each kilogram of body weight.
In June of 2007 Dr.Donato Perez Garcia after the completion of a retrospective analysis of his clinical records introduced to his practice a new method of insulin dose calculation to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of insulin during IPT using the pre treatment blood sugar to calculate the dose of insulin. Also the levels of induced hypoglycemia during IPT have been defined.
The term insulin shock is nothing more than a state of hypoglycemia.
The levels of hypoglycemia during IPT are: mild, moderate, intense and severe. Each level has a range of blood sugar measured in mg/Dl .
During each of the hypoglycemia levels there are recommendations as to which prescription and non prescription drugs can be administered. Currently as a result of these new definitions there are 3 safe levels of induced hypoglycemia to take advantage to treat chronic diseases and cancer.
The European Academy for IPT is interested that health practitioners who were trained on the IPT Technique join as Members and do it for a long time, this to ensure that patients who want to be treated with IPT receive the most up to date protocols that will help them benefit from this therapeutic approach to control or cure their disease. This will also prevent that doctors just do the basic training and later do not continue with their education and support to the Academy because this health practitioners end up doing a procedure that may not benefit the patient. (For trained and Competent MD's on IPT see the Directory at www.eaipt.org if a doctor is not listed he or she is not competent on the IPT technique).