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Fw: [IP] New insulin from Lily




Thanks.  I kinda figured that .  My view is that it lets them live.......in
denial.
Sheila
----- Original Message -----
> From: <email @ redacted>
> To: "Sheila Morris" <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2000 7:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [IP] New insulin from Lily
>
>
> > On 8 Sep 00, at 16:45, Sheila Morris wrote:
> >
> > > I got this in an email today.  What purpose does this insulin serve?
> >
> > > Announcing the launch of a New Breed of Insulin, Humalog(R) Mix
> 75/25(TM)
> > > (75% insulin lispro protamine suspension, 25% insulin lispro injection
> > > [rDNA origin]).  This is exciting news for patients who are currently
> > > taking 70/30 human insulin.
> >
> > The mixed insulins are used by many people who are on a two injection a
> day
> > protocol. It saves them from the inconvenience of having to mix their
own
> > insulin.  It is also one of the ways that doctors keep their patients on
a
> > suboptimum treatment protocol.  They "do OK" because they keep their bg
> > below 200 most of the time and "they're going to get complications
> > anyway"...  In my opinion the pre-mixed insulins are a last resort when
> > someone is unable to handle tasks like mixing insulins or calculating
> their
> > own dosages.  I've seen this many times with older people who take a
fixed
> > shot in the morning and evening - it makes things easier for the medical
> > people and keeps the patients functional.  It's just not a proper
> treatment...
> > but your mileage will vary...
> >
> >
> > Rev. Randall Winchester
> > WD4HVA (email @ redacted)
>


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