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Re: [IP] Humilin R U-500

How is this different from the standard U-100 insulin?  Why is it used?

>From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] Humilin R U-500
>Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 11:35:30 -0800
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> > Hello all,
> >
> > Is there anyone out there that is pumpin Humilin R U-500?  I just
> > started using it.  I've been told that it is not FDA approved for use in
> >  the pump.  I am a 1:3 on U-100.
> >
> > John
>Whether or not it is "approved" for use in a pump only affects whether
>or not E.Lilly can market it for that use. A doctor may prescribe it
>for any medical purpose for which he thinks it appropriate.
>To answer your question... yes, there are pumpers using U-500. Not only
>is it used in ordinary pumps, but I'm pretty sure that it is the only
>insulin used in implanted pumps.
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