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


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 :)


>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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