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[IPk] Re: Untethered Regimen



Hi Pat-
 Thanks for your comments, I agree - I'll have to try it out for myself to see
what effect it has.
 Since pharmaceutical companies design insulins to be injected with a needle and
syringe I'm not sure that the longer-acting insulins like Lantus or Isophane can
act "long-acting" when they are injected using a jet-injector.
 (The website www.advantajet.com shows the difference between "jet-injected"
insulin and insulin injected using a needle. Generally people on MDI find that
they need slightly less insulin when using a jet injector - that was my
experience too. Makes me wonder where the extra insulin goes to when it's
injected with a needle!).
 In the past when I injected isophane insulin using a jet-injector it acted (in
me) more like regular/short-acting insulin and I had night-hypos as a result( -
and that is why I now use an insulin pump).
 I'm interested in trying to split my basal insulin dose between my pump basal
rate and a once daily injection of lantus (with a jet injector & without causing
hypos) so that my BS won't be unstable while I have my pump off for a few hours.
 I suppose people who use jet-injectors aren't likely to be looking at an
insulin-pumpers website, and insulin pumpers aren't likely to be interested in
jet-injectors and very few people with diabetes use them anyway - so I'll stop
going on about them now!
Will talk to my doctor about it before I experiment,

Aisling
Type1 12yrs, Minimed508 1+yrs

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 01:29:59 +0000
From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: The Untethered Regimen

I think, even if there are scientific studies, insulin is so variable
between people, that we are pretty much stuck with taking what the
studies suggest might be a typical response, and experimenting from
there. 
Pat
dm 30+, 508 3+




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