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Re: [IP] Another insulin pen question



Annie,  I have been using a pen and you just don't get the control everyone
talks about with the pump.  It is all in the absorption process and it will
vary quite a bit from dose to dose. I like it better than reqular shots but
from everything I am learning about the pump it is impossible to treat it as
the same doses.  Good Luck Frankie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Annie Wall" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2002 8:48 PM
Subject: [IP] Another insulin pen question


> Well, I've been using the pen for a couple of days and many people have
> helped me out.  I have yet another question.  Having been a pumper for 7
> years, I am used to giving myself very precise boluses.  I am wondering
how
> precise the pen is.  If I give myself a 1 unit bolus (trying to bring a
196
> reading down to 100), am I really giving myself 1 full unit?  2 hours
after
> the bolus, I only got to 166 and I was expecting to be around 135 or so.
Am
> I only getting perhaps 3/4 of a unit?  Could my technique be better?  (I
do
> leave the pen in and slowly count to 5.) Am I expecting too much control
> from the pen?
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