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Re: [IP] Lower bgs with mixing Humalog and Regular



is this mixxing somthing a person fixing to go on pump should consder first off or just straight h.
i see the doc today maybe he'll be ready to get me started.
NO SURRENDER NO RETREAT!!
BARRY BRUCE
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> From: Muirhead, Jodi <email @ redacted>
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: RE: [IP] Lower bgs with mixing Humalog and Regular
> Date: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 4:45 PM
>
> I am mixing 5/1 Humalog/Regular (so 150 units of H + 30 units of R).
> I am not sure what you mean by "utilizing it", but I have 5 different basal
> rates and I bolus about 1 unit for 15g Carbs and 1 unit to come down about
> 40 pts.
>
> I first got the idea from our very own Michael, whose daughter is doing it.
> I talked to my doctor who saw nothing against it, but also wasn't sure that
> it would do any good.  However, he trusts me enough that he wrote out a
> prescription for the R (my old stuff had expired) and asked me to let him
> know if it made a difference.  
>
> Others on this list are also doing it, some at 5/1, others are using
> different ratios.  The initial reasons were to combat the problem with the
> site going bad (needing to change the site every 2 days instead of the 4-5
> that we had been doing.) and to not have the awful "low" feeling when
> bringing down a high bs with straight H.  I would feel low and still be at
> 200 because I was dropping so quickly.  I haven't had too many highs since
> starting to mix, but they do seem to come down smoother and without the low
> feeling.
>
> - Jodi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 12:45 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Lower bgs with mixing Humalog and Regular
>
> Jodi, What is your ratio for mixing regular and humalog??  How are
> you
> utilizing it, what is your bolus to carbo ratio,  and did you
> consult anyone
> for this?? or where did you get your info from?   thanks deb.
> email @ redacted
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