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Re: [IP] double barrels and Rocket Fuel
I'm not Sara but I tried mixing the two last January at Michael's suggestion
after 17 years on a pump and the results are fantastic. It's like
Humalog is good b/c it is quicker (responds faster to
a situation) and thus more like a real body.
b/c it matches fast acting food perfectly.
Humalog is bad b/c it makes me feel slightly funny.
b/c it acts faster than my food does with a whole meal (this is also
without a square wave bolus) and b/c its time frame doesn't cover many
kinds of foods.
Velosulin is good b/c it doesn't have that funny feeling.
b/c on the ocassions where something goes wrong, it disappears
so fast that I suddenly skyrocket -- up to 400-600 instead of 200-400.
b/c the sites don't last very long (causing high blood sugars and more
frequent expensive site changes) and seem to get infected much more easily.
b/c it matches bigger meals or meals with fat and protein in them better.
Velosulin is bad b/c you have to take it one to two hours before it works
and the timing is hard to get right and hard to work into an ordinary schedule.
b/c it has a longer tail of action time so when something goes wrong
I get those 200 bgs before the 500 ones show up.
b/c the sites work better: they last 2-5 times as long, they
get infected less often, they don't cause the same immediate high bgs when
the site is deteriorating, it saves infusion sets.
b/c the timing is too slow for fast acting foods and less precise.
I was told by a doctor that there is nothing in V or H that would make
them unmixable. You are doing exactly what many diabetics do with
It appears to be less effective for basals -- I take more insulin and
match my bgs less closely when I take on V (versus taking only H.
The mixture falls somewhere in between).
So, for what it's worth...In my 17 years pumping V and 6 months pumping
H, the mixture does far far better than either by itself. It eliminates
most of the "bad" about both and gives me most of the "good" about both.
email @ redacted wrote:
Perhaps I mis-understand you, but I believe the non-diabetic human
delivers one type of insulin. I thought, over my 15 years of
pump use that
the constant flow of insulin serves both the basal and bolus needs.
to take two different types of insulin negates the value of the pump.
years I only used regular but within the last 4 months I only use Humolog.
do not have the problems that you discuss. Please enlighten me
as to why you
use long acting and short acting insulins when the short acting is
your body with the pump. Good Health and Good Happiness, Jeff.
email @ redacted
type 1 38 years
pump 15 years.
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/