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RE: [IPk] Apidra query



Hi Marian


Check out some of these comments
http://tudiabetes.com/forum/topic/show?id=583967%3ATopic%3A58261



http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/type-1-diabetes/614-insulin-glulisine-apidra

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> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
> Behalf Of Marian Shaw
> Sent: 29 April 2008 13:58
> To: IP-UK
> Subject: [IPk] Apidra query
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> Apologies from a new-comer who used the wrong email address! Please respond
> only to the email address above, i.e. email @ redacted
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> Hi - I have recently been prescribed Apidra as I became allergic to the
 > Humalog I was using (or rather, probably to one of the inclusions in
Humalog).
> My diabetes nurse investigated what was in which insulins, and found Apidra
> had generally different inclusions.
>
> The good news is that I am not allergic to it.
>
 > The bad news is that I have been having some difficulty in getting used to
how
> it works. No-one else in my clinic uses Apidra, so they can't really comment.
>
> Basically, Apidra (in me) is significantly slower than Humalog, which means I
> am constantly running rather higher than ideal. It also means it is not so
> responsive, and, having trained myself to be able to eat more flexibly like a
 > "normal" since going onto the pump two years ago, I am now having to revert
to
> the more rigid pre-pump approach with this new insulin - a backward step.
>
> Does anyone have any experience of people using this insulin?
>
> If so, are there any tricks you can advise?
>
> Marian (new-comer to the site!)
> .

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