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[IPu] Fw: [IP] Re: Is anyone using inhaled insulin? Opinions?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Kerns" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 8:50 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] Re: Is anyone using inhaled insulin? Opinions?


> Re: Also, it only comes in 3unit and 9 unit increments.
>
> Geez. Another reason not to use it. My ex-endo tried to recruit me for the
> trials of people with
> asthma. I declined both on safety grounds -- I've been hospitalized for
> pneumonia in the past, and
> need to not aggrevate my asthma -- and on grounds that it couldn't give as 
> good
> control as my pump,
> and I wasn't going to give up my pump for any trial.
>
> Well, 3 U would mean I would have to eat exactly 75 g of carbs per meal, 
> so
> that's another reason
> I'm glad I declined.
>
> And I already carry around a large bag with meds & stuff.
>
> I think this inhaled isulin thing is half-baked. I think there's a small
> minority of people for whom
> needles are too scarey and are putting off going on insulin, but otherwise 
> it
> doesn't make a lot of
> sense.
> .
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