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

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-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/