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Re: [IPk] Change of insulin Pork - Dave Bayley please read

Hi Melissa

May I correct you.  Prof Pickup is at Guys.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Change of insulin Pork - Dave Bayley please read

> Hi Dave,
> Very glad to hear that you are finally using a pump after so many years of 
> trying to get one.
> YES, animal insulin (pork or beef) is available in the UK. Please click 
> the link below and you will see the information:
> http://www.wockhardt.co.uk/diabetes/index.asp
> YES, you can use animal (pork or beef)  insulin in a pump. Prof. John 
> Pickup, one of the 'fathers of insulin pump therapy', who is on staff at 
> King's in London, has experience of supervising insulin pump therapy with 
> animal insulin. Yasmine Khan, who used to be an active contributor to this 
> e-mail list but hasn't been around much recently, got a referral from her 
> local clinic so that she could see him when she was not feeling well with 
> rDNA ("human" insulins or insulin analogue) insulin products. Prof. Pickup 
> has been involved in insulin pump therapy since before rDNA ("human") 
> insulin was available so he and some of his colleagues from the early days 
> of pump therapy are very helpful when it comes to using animal insulin in 
> a pump.
> !!!!!!!!!You CAN get animal insulin in the UK and you CAN use animal 
> insulin in a pump!!!!!!!
> You SHOULD get a referral for the advice of a consultant who has 
> experience of using either animal insulin OR Actrapid (for the time/action 
> profiles of Actrapid and animal insulins are similar) before filling your 
> pump with animal insulin on your own. Most of the books and websites these 
> days talk about pump therapy with rapid-acting insulin analogues and it 
> can be tough to find tips geared towards slower-acting insulins. As John 
> Neale says, it is different to use animal insulin in a pump and it takes 
> work to figure out what to do when you change insulin types.
> If you have had problems with all other rDNA insulins it might not be 
> worth your time to try Apidra - that is something for you to discuss with 
> your healthcare team.
> If your healthcare team refuse to give you a prescription for animal 
> insulin for use in your pump, contact John Davis of INPUT and he can 
> explain your options. His phone number is 01590 677763.
> Good luck,
> GET OFF the artificial insulin if it makes you ill!!!!!
> Melissa
> Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2 years 5 months
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Dave" <email @ redacted>
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Change of insulin Pork
> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 23:50:18 +0100
> Hello John.  Have been pumping with a Medtronic 512 for just 3 weeks now. 
> A fantastic relief from MDI.  Am using Novorapid but have never felt as 
> well as I did when on pork insulin.  Have tried Humalog, Lantus and 
> Levimer but have had problems with them all. Fast acting Aprida may be 
> next!  Is pork insulin available + suitable for pumping?  You suggest 
> stocks are not held in the UK.  I felt great on pork insulin for 28 years 
> but now, on the modern stuff, I feel ill. Thanks U lot.  Happy pumper dave 
> bayley.
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