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Re: [IP] Regular insulin vs. Lispro



I have had diabetes for 3 years and currently take 3 shots/day.  I started
out using NPH and Regular but I replaced Regular with Lispro-Humalog and
have had nothing but good results.  My sliding scale isn't as low as yours(I
take 2 units of Humalog/50 bg points), but it's pretty close.  I take only
Humalog at lunch and if my bs happens to be low, I eat and then take my
Humalog insulin a little bit after.  I have found that it's all a matter of
timing.  I think the great part about Humalog is that when you want the
insulin to work, it will work very quickly.

Good Luck
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 1999 1:25 PM
Subject: [IP] Regular insulin vs. Lispro


> I have a question regarding the types of insulin used in the pump.
>
> I have been on an insulin pump for 3 yrs. using Regular insulin.  My
> endocrinologist has been talking to me about switching to the Lispro
> (probably has other brand names?(super fast acting insulin)).  Could
someone
> please let me know about their experiences with this type of insulin?
>
> I am extremely insulin sensitive (.2 units can bring a 300 b/s down to
100)
> and I always bolus after I eat to ensure I eat enough and don't go too
low.
> My concern with Lispro is that it would bring my bloodsugar down too
quickly
> after eating and I would have too force myself too eat more to bring my
sugar
> back up (I also have problems with nausea).  I know it would be helpful in
> bringing highs down more quickly.  I appreciate any feedback.
>
> Thank You,  Linda
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