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RE: [IPk] my diabetic son

please dont ever email me again my inbox is receiving 70 mails a day!!!!!!!

>From: "lisa robertson" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
>Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 13:04:55 +0000
>will need to read thru this lot quite a few times to take it all in! lol!
>this is where i will need 2 concentrate very hard!
>ps thanks
>>From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
>>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>>To: <email @ redacted>
>>Subject: RE: [IPk] my diabetic son
>>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 12:39:09 +0100
>>HI Lisa
>>No, its not like longer- acting insulin in the body, which is injected
>>subcutaneously and contains substances to slow down the insulin action.  
>>  insulin the body produces doesn't "hang around" it's released directly 
>>into the
>>blood stream.  Think of the body's own insulin as being like "short, very 
>>acting insulin".  The action of NPH insulin  (one of the older longer 
>>  insulins) is prolonged by the addition of protamine obtained from the 
>>"milt" or
>>semen of river trout.  NPH is found in Insulatard and Mixtards type 
>>So the body's own insulin, when its produced, has an immediate effect.  In 
>>early stages of diabetes the pancreas may not produce enough insulin, or 
>>not quick enough.  This results in raised blood sugar levels immediately 
>>meals.  In some people, in the very early honeymoon stage, their blood 
>>may only be raised post meals and shortly afterwards return to normal 
>>  The pancreas can still produce enough insulin even when a high 
>>percentage of
>>beta cells are damaged.  Unfortunately sooner or later, as the destructive
>>process continues, the beta cells will no longer be able to make enough 
>>to cope and the blood sugars will become higher and higher.  It is 
>>especially with children that are developing diabetes, that an illness 
>>higher blood sugars than usual, illness, even mild colds can mean that the 
>>has a big increase in insulin needs.  So frequently children are diagnosed 
>>  diabetes after the onset of a illness. Once the illness is over then the 
>>insulin needs would reduce and the body may even be able to still make 
>>  insulin to prevent higher blood sugar levels for quite sometime. In the 
>>end the
>>  result is the same. The beta cells are destroyed but sometimes this 
>>process can
>>take place over years but usually the honeymoon period is around 6 months 
>>to a
>>  year. The older the child is at diagnosis the longer the honeymoon is 
>>likely to
>>You may find these links helpful to understand how the body works when the
>>pancreas is working correctly
>>The Beta Cell and First-Phase Insulin Secretion
>>Jackie Mum of Sasha
>> >
>> >
>> > hiya jackie,
>> > can u tell me more about delays in the first phase insulin response? is 
>> > where pools of long-acting insulin can gather then work at a l8r time?
>> >
>> > lisa x
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
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