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Re: [IP] more beginner questions....
> Hmmm..... you may be a candidate for the
> H/V mix. Lily was unable to >go more than 2 days reliably with
> straight H. She uses an H/V, 5/1 >mix and always get her 4 th day.
> She changes twice a week. >>
> What is the H/V mix?? get her 4th day? ....Does this mean she can
> go 4 days without having to change the set? Thank you,
Yes, she changes twice a week, once on the weekend and once
H/V mix is a mix of Humalog and Velosulin. about 6% of the reporting
list pumpers use this technique for the reason above. Some pumpers
appear to have site irritation and failure if they use straight
Humalog, my daughter among them. See the ABOUT page of the web site
for the breakdown of percentages of who uses what mix, but generally
the mix ratios most common vary from 5 parts H to 1 part V :::
3 parts H to 1 part V.
The additional benefits seem to be that onset (peak) is about the
same, the tail is a little fatter and longer. This has enabled Lily
to not have to use a square wave except for pizza , mac+cheese, and
foods like that. You can tailor the mix to suit your digestion
The "ride" is reportedly smoother with the mix. Some pumpers have
reported feeling "funny" with big boluses or when comming down
quickly. As in "I feel low" but testing shows normal. Others have
reported mysterious highs that appear like rebounds when no low was
detected (after feeling funny). This is moderated or eliminated with
a mix of H/V according to Lily and other pumpers.
That's all I know. Some of those actually using the mix themselves
may be able to add to this.
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