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Re: [IPp] Humalog to Novalog



Cindy,
First, you will notice sugars to be much higher despite bolusing.  Then, 
after you take out the set take a look at the cannula to see if it is 
clogged.  If it is then you know.

Wes



Cindy Lattimer wrote:

> We are still new to all of this.....we haven't even been pumping for a 
> week yet.  Jessy, 8 years old, is using the 9mm quickset with the 
> paradigm.  It seems to be doing fine so far.  How do you know when the 
> insulin crystalizes?  We are using the Humalog also, however, my 
> doctor was going to switch to Novalog but our pharmacy does not yet 
> carry it.  I think we will be switching pharmacies the next time we 
> get insulin.
>
>
>> From: email @ redacted
>> Reply-To: email @ redacted
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IPp] Humalog to Novalog
>> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 21:46:02 EDT
>>
>> In a message dated 6/26/2002 1:54:38 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
>> email @ redacted writes:
>>
>> > JayJay has been getting a lot of 48 hour sites lately, so after so 
>> many
>> good
>> >  reports from people who switched to Novolog, I called our endo's 
>> office.
>> CDE
>> >
>> >  shot me down cold! She said there was no way that switching 
>> insulins would
>> > help
>> >  with site longevity. She wanted to know where I had gotten such a 
>> crazy
>> idea,
>> >
>> >  and I told her exactly where. She suggested using a different 
>> infusion set
>> > and
>> >  told me to call MM and ask for samples of 9mm quicksets (we've 
>> been using
>> > the 6
>> >  mm QS). Actually she mentioned a few more sets to try if the 9mm 
>> doesn't
>> > work.
>> >  Do any of you guys think that will really help?
>>
>> I have heard of exactly ONE child using the 9mm Quick-Sets.  I can't 
>> imagine
>> how your CDE thinks that a 9mm cannula is going to improve site 
>> longevity on
>> A FOUR YEAR OLD like you son.  Did she give you any explanation???  
>> If it
>> were me, I would call her back and get real huffy with her and tell 
>> her that
>> you just discovered that Novolog is the ONLY insulin that the FDA has
>> approved for use in insulin pumps and that you no longer want your 
>> son using
>> insulin that has not been approved by the FDA for use in his pump and 
>> that
>> she needs to get a prescription for Novolog called in for you right 
>> away --
>> and then don't take no for an answer.  Hopefully, the Novolog will 
>> solve your
>> problem like it has for so many others . . . Good Luck!
>>
>> Lyndy
>> Pumpmama to Katie
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