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Re: [IP] iv correction bolus

On 15 May 00, at 16:46, John Neale wrote:

> I recently met a German friend, who uses a pump, and she told me that a few
> diabetes specialists in Germany now train some patients to take a
> correction bolus intravenously - that is, you stick a needle in the large
> vein in your arm, and inject a few units directly into the blood.
> The beauty of this is that once it's in the blood, insulin is does its work
> and is finished within about 10 minutes. If I were about to eat, and found
> my bg was 300, I could lower it to my target of 120 within 10 minutes by
> taking 3.6 units ( =(300-120)/50 ) intravenously. And I would know it
> wasn't going to carry on falling any further.

I can see the benefit of this, but my question is what equipment do you 
use to inject a dose of 3.6 units?  Would you connect a bent needle set 
to your pump to get that kind of control of your dose?  Why don't the 
companies develop a Pen with this precise of a dosage?

What of the body reacting to such a precipitous drop?  Would my body 
tell me I was having a reaction if my blood glucose dropped 180 points 
in 10 minutes?


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