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[IP] Animal-origin insulins and hypo unawareness - Andy?
How many of you who are hypo unaware can trace the symptom to about the
time you started using Humulin?
As many of you know, I am currently using Iletin II pork Regular
insulin (and yes, I am pumping it, but that is mainly to avoid having
to use a long-acting insulin, because I have lost a lot of the
advantages of pumping that I had on Humalog and Novolog -- but I was
having allergy symptoms to them, as well as to HumulinR and Velosulin).
Andy, in a recent post, talked about being hypo-unaware since the early
80s. Andy, was that when you began using Humulin? I am asking because
I have run into all these testimonials on the web of people who think
Humulin and other genetically-engineered insulin was the cause of their
hypo-unawareness. Some of these people attribute all the evils of the
world to genetically-engineered insulin, and many seem to have a
conspiracy theory viewpoint, so it is hard to know how seriously to
take them. But some seemingly quite reasonable people have told me of
getting a problem that started when they began taking
genetically-engineered insulin (Humulin, Velosulin, Novolin, Humalog,
Novolog), and went away when they went back to animal-origin insulins.
Hypo-unawareness has been the most common one I've heard about. I have
not, however, come across what I consider to be proof.
I believe I, myself, continued having adrenalin-based hypo symptoms for
some time after starting Humulin, and think that changes in the
symptoms had already started before I started taking it, but couldn't
rule out there being some connection. I've gotten curious now, and
since i-p includes such substantial numbers who made the change from
animal origin insulin to genetically-engineered, probably mostly in the
1980s(?), do you think the 2 things could be related?
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