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Re: [IP] Re: Regular insulin

At 08:06 AM 4/2/02, you wrote:
>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

I remember that Roger, but I don't remember NPH being in a square bottle.

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