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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V1 #435



Ray

Thanks for your comments.  I'll have to try actrapid as there is no
Velosulin Human in NZ only porcine, figure that!

I'll have to learn new tricks on actrapid :)

Mike

>Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:14:28 -0000
>From: "MiniMed" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Pumping Regular (my last hope) - Pros and Cons
>
>You must remember that. at least in the UK, most people were using Actrapid
>in their pumps before humalog came along and it was working just fine. So
>though in many ways Humalog and co are an ideal 'pump' insulin we should not
>get too hung up about it. The great thing about pumping is that you can find
>what works best for you. Also with Actrapid you have a slightly more
>prolonged 'depot' of Insulin in the body which delays the possible onset of
>DKA if the pump fails to deliver.
>
>You do get all the benefits from pumps using 'regular' insulin. If possible
>we would recommend a buffered Insulin like Velosulin rateher than Actrapid
>if the new analogs do not suit.
>
>Ray Morrissey
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