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RE: [IP] diluted insulin



Margo, 

If it would be me, I would use saline water that in a vial especially for
this kind of use....not tap water

Gilles

I don't believe MM would be too happy to know that one of their rep/advisors
is
telling you to use tap water to dilute the insulin. I do believe that is a
no-no.

Margo

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Paula Bosarge
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 8:49 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] diluted insulin


My minimed rep/advisor wants me to dilute my insulin with water - tap
water - so that I'd be using a solution of 50% humalog & 50% water.  (I've
been having trouble with my sites lasting long enough, and she's convinced
it's because my basal rates aren't high enough.  I stay @ .2 all day except
for a few hours during the morning.  For the past 2 weeks, however, all of
my sites - I use silhouettes - have lasted 3 or 3 1/2 days!)  Does anyone
else dilute their insulin?  This really scares me!!  What if I don't get the
water measured perfectly?  Wouldn't it just be easier to use a U-50 insulin?
My advisor said U-50 was an option, but she preferred to dilute hers.  (She
used to dilute when she was smaller & had lower basals.)
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