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Re: [IPk] minimed 505



Hi Abigail

I am on glargine at the moment but changing to a pump soon.  I have been on
glargine for about a year and get it by faxing a private prescription from my
GP to a pharmacy in New York who then courier it to  me packed in ice in 2
days.  It costs!

I have been told that it is available here from June on named patient
prescription and from September for everyone.  I haven't put this to the
test.

Glargine is a lot lot better (for me) than Humulin I but of course the action
is flat - unlike the pump.  Mine seems to kick in about 5-6 hrs after
injection and take me low during the night.  This suggests that it is not
lasting 24hrs (apparently it can last for only 12-14 hours in some people).
Reducing the dose causes less problems during the night but sends me higher in
the evening.  I have tried to change the injection time to 6.30pm but keep on
forgetting!  Apparently in the US some doctors suggest giving 2 injections.
Oh I have recently been told that some patients experience depression some
time after starting on glargine something to do with blood glucose
normallizing?

Best Wishes   Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: Abigail King
Sent: 18 July 2002 10:56
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] minimed 505

presumabley broadly similar to glargine ( if glargine actually does what it
is
supposed to)

Someone on this list said that they are using glargine at the moment. I
wonder
who prescribed it and when it is going to become available. Is it much better
than the older long acting insulins?
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