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RE: [IP] Insulin Pen/Increments of 0.5 Units

At 04:23 PM 3/26/01 -0800, insulin-pumpers-digest wrote:
>I need to be prepared and carry insulin of some form in my purse. I have 
>two questions: 1) How long can I safely carry insulin outside of the 
>refrigerator? The package inserts say one thing and the mail order 
>pharmacies say another. I know not let it get extremely hot or frozen, but 
>what are reasonable guidelines?  2) Is there an insulin pen available for 
>Humalog, which delivers in 0.5 unit increments (half unit)? I called 
>Disetronic and there pen only delivers in 1 unit increments.
>Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.

The BD Pen Mini has .5 unit increments.  This is the pen we still keep at 
school for whenever Anthony needs to inject instead of using his pump.

Sue, type 2, dx 6-2000
mother of Anthony, 12, dx 9-22-95, pumping MM508 since 2-17=2000
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