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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V3 #82

Sam Skopp wrote:
> At 05:34 AM 4/20/1999  Ted Quick wrote:
> >MDI has only been used widely since the '70s, Sam, and to a much lesser
> >extent, as in 2 shots a day, since the '60s. Hmmm, why did that first frame
> >of reference sound familiar??? Oh yeah, the first pumps were sold sometime
> >like 1978.
> I guess I was thinking of traditional insulin therapy via injection, with
> MDI being just a variation of that. I have no idea when long-acting
> insulins (NPH, L and U) first came on the scene and when doctors first
> started having patients use a combination of both long-acting & regular. I
> still hear of doctors that have diabetics on just one shot of long-acting
> for the whole day.

OK, let's see if I can remember this right. PZI came out in the mid 50's, NPH
late 50s or 60?, SL, L, and UL late 50s. At least I THINK that was about it.

Ted Quick
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