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Re: [IP] RE: What's Velosulin like?



Thanks Barbara,
but I know that it also was supposed to help reactions and stinging at the
infusions site (and in those days it did!)

Barbara Bradley wrote:

> Ruth said:
> <<Yes Velosulin is a type of regular invented for pump use in the early/mid
> 1980s -- at the time animal insulin were still prevelant and they needed
> buffering even more than R or H does.  Now, v still seems to work better for
> some people.  IT's never been widely used so you can usually guage an endo
> or cde's experience by whether or not they know what it is.>>
>
> Velosulin BR (Novo) and Regular BR (Lilly, no longer made) were widely used
> as the ONLY insulin for an insulin pump before Humalog was available.  The
> buffering was added to compensate for reactions with the infusion tubing.
> Manufacturing processes for insulin infusion sets were also improved to
> avoid the reaction problem that caused the insulin to precipitate and clog
> the tubings.
>
> Hope this sheds some light.
>
> Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE
> (who knows what it is...   :<)
>
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