Re: [IPk] Change of insulin Pork - Dave Bayley please read
May I correct you. Prof Pickup is at Guys.
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From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
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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:
> 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!!!!!
> Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2 years 5 months
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> From: "Dave" <email @ redacted>
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> 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
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