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[IP] Re: New Insulin called Largine?
Maybe it was a new margarine my endo was talking about- if they've got one that lowers cholestrol (Benecol at $5.00 a pop here in Arkansas) why not one that lowers blood sugars? But then again, maybe you're just trying to butter me up?
---- On Jul 21 John Neale <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Spoke with my endocrinologist today and he mentioned a new insulin called
> > Largine (no idea how it's spelled or whether it's a brand name) that has
> >a square
> > wave effect. As many of you know I will probably have to give up my pump
> > eventually (I keep thinking of Sara's words in a recent post "pulling the
> >pump from
> > her dead hands" - [something like that anyway]) due to an inability to secure
> > anymore pump supplies, and I think that's why the doc mentioned it to me.
> >He said
> > something about 'dropping' a couple of the amino acids- I'm clueless here
> >folks and
> > I can't imagine using anything like that in a pump, or why one would want
> >to. Now
> > MDI people might benefit if they had pizza for dinner, but ... You know
> > about this? Sounds like we've got a bevy of new insulins becoming available.
> I've not heard of it, Dianne. It wasn't margarine was it?
> The search for a reliable square-wave insulin goes on. NPH and Ultralente
> are generally reckoned to be the very weak links in the MDI chain. The
> soluble long-acting NN304 I mentioned in an earlier post is still on the
> drawing board. If there's something else nearer the market place, I'd love
> to know...
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