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Re: [IP] glucagon nightmare

In a message dated 10/19/98 1:41:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< Am I right in thinking then that insulin injected into the
 muscle would act much faster than if injected into fat? So to bring down
 a high bg quickly, an injection deep into the thigh or buttocks would be
 best... and presumably Regular would work just as fast as Humalog in
 this case, since Humalog is only quicker at moving through fat. It works
 at the same speed once it's in the blood... >>
Absolutely correct! You win the prize!!! <vbg>  FYI, insulin that is absorbed
faster will leave the system faster as it gets to the liver quicker to be
processed. The effects of IV insulin are effectively gone about 15 minutes
after an IV drip is turned off. Most of the info you see regarding the time
actions of insulins are based on fatty tissue absorption. (More than you
really wanted to know, huh?)

Barbara B. 

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/