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Re: [IP] Velosolin (or Regular) vs: Humalog (long)


I wondered about this after reading of this (mis)adventure. It baffles me
somewhat though, since there seems to be so little Velosolin coming into
play here.

It seems so often that in pursuit of the perfect solution, we find lots of
smaller, less perfect solutions. Each of them has its own positive
features, but when viewed as a whole, the sum total leaves something to be

Now, if we could just get: "Quick Velosolin" with no tail; smooth, not
jagged; good, predictable absorption; robust in all environments; no loss
of infusion sites issues; inexpensive; "approved" by all regulatory
agencies, pump manufacturers and Ralph Nader. Ahhhhhhhhh ;-)


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>Lily's recent night time crash was probably in part attributable to 
>the switch to the H/V mix.  She shortened her SQUARE dinner bolus 
>from 3.5 hours to 2.5. However in retrospect, this was probably not 
>enough.  As with most hungry teens, she eats A LOT, especially after 
>her daily soccer practice/game.  Her evening meal usually is in the 
>neighborhood of 100 grams or more of carbo. Recently she has 
>experienced a pre-bedtime low requiring 8 or more glucose tablets to 
>correct -- after careful examination of bolus records, carbo count, 
>etc..  it finally dawned on me that the tail of the REGULAR in the 
>mix was peaking just about the time of the low ( duh..... ) so..... 
>we have shortened the square wave to 1.5 hours total elapsed time 
>from starting to eat to square-wave end.