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Re: [IP] Re: Is anyone using U-500?

On 9/9/02 9:29 AM, "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>

> Jan,
> My thought would be to mix to U200.   When I was mixing H/V, I used an
> empty bottle and measured as accurately as I could using a syringe. Then
> put both in the bottle and loaded the pump from the mixed bottle.
> Check my math.  Would U200 be 2 parts U500 and 2 parts dilutant?

Sorry, Jim, but you just went "hypo".   You "mixed" a U250 concentration.
Personally, I would not want to mix,  I'd simply get a pump that would hold
3 cc's.   A pump that holds half of that only seems like half of a pump.

(2 parts U500 and 3 parts diluent)

> At 11:13 PM 09/08/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>> I want to dilute it in half to U-250.  This would give me 1/4 unit per
>> .1 bolus or 4 units per 1 unit. >>>
>> This sounds scary to me. Why? Well, doesn't the pump have a screen to set
>> the concentration so all you need to do is set the units and it delivers the
>> correct amount? I do not believe there is a setting for u-250 insulin and in
>> a *fog* or stress, etc., the incorrect amount could easily be set.
> <snip>
>> @
>> \(/ Jan (63 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
> Jim S.
> email @ redacted
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