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Re: [IP] Humalog Allergy?



Michael, thanks for the feedback and encouragement. Larry
>> Who can tell me how the response time differs between Humalog and
>> Velosulin.
>Velosulin is simply buffered regular insulin made by Novo Nordisk.
>Since you live near Palo Alto, the Longs downtown on University
>carries it if you need a bottle pronto.
>
>> I understand Velosulin is what is used by those who
>> become allergic to Humalog.  How much would using Velosulin in her
>> pump upset her control if we have been using Humalog?
>The control remains about the same. My daughter used it for a couple
>of years prior to the introduction of Humalog. The timing of the peak
>is quite different. All the current basal change times must be set 2
>hour EARLIER because the V peak is at about 4 hours while the H peak
>is at 2 hours. Your child will have to bolus for meals 30 - 45
>minutes prior to eating. She will lose the spontaniety the Humalog
>allows her.
>
>A bright note!  Novo has just introduced their own version of lispro
>which "may" be formulated in a manner that does not include whatever
>your child is allergic to. The new insulin is not yet available in
>the US, but should be soon.
>
>Michael
>> Other than this possibility, my daughter's experience with the pump
>> has mostly been great, with a tremendous increase in the flexibity
>> of her eating when and what she wants. Her father, Larry
>>
>> P.S. The medical experts are mostly saying that her allergy is
>> highly unlikely to be from Humalog.  However I am very nervous until
>> I find out what it is.  For me the Humalog is a strong candidate.
>>
>> Larry Partain
>> 590 Milverton Road
>> Los Altos, CA 94022-3967
>> (650) 941-7531
>> FAX (650) 623-1208
>> email @ redacted
>>
>>
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Larry Partain
590 Milverton Road
Los Altos, CA 94022-3967
(650) 941-7531
FAX (650) 623-1208
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