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[IP] diluting insulin
Ted Quick & Deborah Dill (new person on list) where writing about
I am also similar to length of 'service' in that I am 36 years (out of
38) diabetic, going onto my 19th year on the pump!
Diluting insulin is actually a VERY GOOD technique for many reasons
and it is extraordinarily upsetting to me that both the pumps and the
insulins are NOT configured for this.
If we had a U25 insulin (or even a U50) we would get TWICE the number
of basal injections per hour (at quarter or half the dose per) which
would lead to a far more 'level' control (and if you don't believe me
I did this for quite a while on old style Regular which has a much
longer curve than Humulog). It even helps with meals as the square
wave has more to work with.
Unfortunately, one MUST use the specific water which was manufactured
along with the insulin to dilute it, since we discovered that standard
normal saline 'mucked up' the insulin and either caused it to lose
potency or to come out of solution (research conducted by all of us
small oink oink animals who were forced to do this back in the stone
ages of pumps)
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/