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Re: [IP] Re: Regular insulin

In a message dated 4/1/02 7:43:13 PM Pacific Standard Time, email @ redacted 

> That's interesting since I was put on NPH *and* Regular 11/5/50. Regular was
> around before NPH as it was fairly new in '50. The protamine zincs, NPH,
> etc. were actually Regular with additives to lengthen their actions. Before
> the long-acting insulins, more frequent injections of Regular were 
> required.
> It was a godsend to have the long-acting to reduce the frequency of shots -
> and to be able to mix them for short/long duration. Those 26g steel needles
> HURT!! Maybe after 31 yrs of that is the reason I balked at TWO shots a day
> for 2 yrs before pumping. I thought it was a giant step backward. One a 
> week
> or one a month would be progress!

Jan do you recall rolling the NPH in a square bottle with a round bottle of 
regular? I can still hear my mother's wedding ring clicking on the glass 
bottle. Roger C
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