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Re: [IP] units of inhaled insulin?

>Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:11:39 -0700
>From: Janet Wiener <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] units of inhaled insulin?
>Reply-To: email @ redacted

I don't know if all disetronic pumps are the same, but mine does not 
give .1 increments for a bolus. The basal increments go by .1. The 
boluses are in .5 increments, so 5 units would be 10 pushes of the 

>It's taken me all week (so far) to catch up from just ONE week of not
>reading the digest! So, I have a number of issues I'd like to raise or
>respond to. Out of respect for whomever really wanted correct subject
>lines, I'll post several messages. 
>First: about the inhaled insulin. The obvious question to me is how 
>the dosing can be. I've used 1/2 unit increments for as long as I can
>remember (certainly pre-pump). Currently, I take 1.8 units for
>breakfast. I've tried 1.7 and 1.9 -- I'm either too low or too high 
>those doses. So how precise can inhaled insulin doses get? 1 unit? 1/2
>unit? 0.1 units?
>(Btw, this difference in dosing increments is, to me, the major 
>between the Minimed and Disetronic. While the Disetronic can be set to 
>0.1 increments, that would mean 50 button presses for a 5 unit dinner
>bolus! It's the same 4 button presses with the Minimed for 0.7 units or
>5.2. I do often just round my lunch and dinner boluses to the nearest 
>unit, though...)  
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