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RE: [IP] New insulin: Detemir



Part of my misunderstanding was that what I had previously read on Detemir
was that they constantly compare it to the action of NPH rather than Lantus,
or more so than Lantus. When I looked at the activity profile it seemed more
like NPH also, not flat as Lantus' is. There was an ad concerning Detemir in
one of my diabetes magazines and I remember thinking that you would need two
shots per day but if it was as consistent as they are purporting it to be,
then it might work better than Lantus in my.....dog...:) They also refer to
NPH as a "long-acting" insulin but my books refer to it as "intermediate"
and so does Lilly. I looked up more information yesterday, after Kerri said
it was comparable to Lantus but I still think it is more like NPH though
more consistent in its action.

Margo



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of John Kinsley
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 1:19 AM
To: Insulin-Pumpers
Subject: [IP] New insulin: Detemir


Referring to detemir, Kerri said:
>>  Nope, it's comparable to Lantus/Glargine, but with the addition of a
fatty acid.  <<

It is my understanding that detemir is closer in action to NPH than it is to
Lantus.  The action profiles are 14 and 22 hours for detemir and Lantus,
respectively.  The profile of NPH is 12 hours.

John Kinsley
Type 1 - 1956
MiniMed 507 - 1998
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