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RE: [IP] Re: New Insulin in New Reservoirs

> >I do know that prefilling syringes can pose a similar
> problem with crystals forming.
> Margo<
> Home care nurses, for the past several years,  have
> instructed family members to pre-draw insulin for storage in
> the refrigerator. Syringes should be stored with the needle
> in an upright position to decrease the possibility of
> insulin crystallizing in the needle.  IF anyone is
> prefilling their syringes, then please store these in such a
> manner. Since you'll be using this in the pump, the needle
> would be removed anyway, so that is not the issue.
> The posts on this topic had implied or stated that the
> insulin is degraded or potency is lost. I am still wanting
> to locate documentation via clinical research studies. There
> are frequent posts that tell people to do or not do
> something, that have no clinical research facts or reference
> criteria attached, especially when the statements provided
> are new information to many readers.
> It is my opinion, and I don't think I am alone in this one,
> that we should not be perpetuating old information.

I can't locate the specific reference, but I read research last year 
that was done using Humalog in plastic syringes and showed NO 
meaningful loss of efficacy during the study period.

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