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Re: [IP] Re: Pork Insulin In The Pump????



Michael,

What exactly is the function of the 'buffering compound'?

Tina

>On Sat, 31 Oct 1998 email @ redacted wrote:
>
>> Why not ask the pump companies directly about the pork insulin?
>> I don't understand why you couldn't.
>
>The primary difference as far as pump use is concerned is probably the
>difference in the buffering compound. Humalog and Velosulin use very
>similar buffer solutions that (specifically for Velosulin) are designed
>for use in a pump. Humalog is reportedly very similar to Velosulin in
>that respect. There are many pumpers who use 'ordinary' unbuffered regular
>insulin in their pumps without any problems at all. There have been many
>improvments in the tubing, etc.. in recent years that make the buffer
>solution not as important as it once was. Another consideration with a
>pump is that the quantity and timing of the infusion is variable, thus
>eliminating the need for any 'smoothing' effect you might see with animal
>insulin.
>
>Michael
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