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Re: [IPk] Pumping Regular (my last hope) - Pros and Cons



You must remember that. at least in the UK, most people were using Actrapid
in their pumps before humalog came along and it was working just fine. So
though in many ways Humalog and co are an ideal 'pump' insulin we should not
get too hung up about it. The great thing about pumping is that you can find
what works best for you. Also with Actrapid you have a slightly more
prolonged 'depot' of Insulin in the body which delays the possible onset of
DKA if the pump fails to deliver.

You do get all the benefits from pumps using 'regular' insulin. If possible
we would recommend a buffered Insulin like Velosulin rateher than Actrapid
if the new analogs do not suit.

Ray Morrissey

----- Original Message -----
From: moira <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Pumping Regular (my last hope) - Pros and Cons


> Dear Mike
> I am allergic to all Lily insulins and when I started the pump I had to
use
> Actrapid (regular). A year and a half later I am still using Actrapid and
> can honestly say that it is fantastic. My life and control is so much
better
> on the pump than on injections even using regular insulin. I do not find
it
> a drawback and I find my life so much more flexible than when I was on
> injections. I do not have hypos anymore and my control is great. In
reality
> I don't think it makes any difference. I even take my insulin when I see
> what I am eating and if I eat more then just have a bit more insulin and
> this does not seem to affect my control. My blood sugars are great
overnight
> and during the day and I have a very active and varied routine. So don't
> give up pumping, try Actrapid or Velosulin, I think you will be pleasantly
> surprised.
> Cheers
> Moira
>
>
> > I have tried my heart out to make pumping work.  Somehow I think it
> > may not.  My last option is to pump Regular (Velosulin) which really
> > seems retrograde.  Let's have your comments please!
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mike
> >
>
> --
> Dr. Moira Harrison
> School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
> University of Brighton
> Work email: email @ redacted
> Work phone: 01273-642103
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