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Re: [IPk] Overdose

Don't you believe it!  Long-acting insulins hang around, being effective
for 4 - 5 days - the first week on a pump can be quite difficult as oddd
little lumps of long acting become active at the worst times!

Best wishes,


In message <email @ redacted>,
Jackie Jacombs <email @ redacted> writes
>Hi Louis
>Sasha is fine now, we gave her a big chocolate muffin with loads of custard
>and her blood sugar was 17+mmols at 11.30 pm .  We checked her every two
>hours or so during the night and it came down to 4.3 by 7.30 am.  We did
>have a really brilliant day the next day when Sasha bg was in perfect range
>all day but since then we have been having too many lows.  Not sure why
>because I know that the overdose has gone by now.
>We are currently investigating pumping at the moment.  We are seeing Sasha's
>consultant with a view to seeing if her will refer us to hospital that will
>support us.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
>> Behalf Of Louis Anson
>> Sent: 25 November 2002 23:54
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: [IPk] Overdose
>> Jackie,
>> is Sasha OK following her Insulatard overdose??
>> Last November, just before going onto the pump, I took an injection of 72
>> units of Insulatard before bed, by mistake. My usual dose is 36 units - I
>> was tired and not concentrating.
>> I was very worried and went to the Chelsea and Westminster,
>> preparing myself
>> for a long night, of food munching.  The 36 unit overdose had very little
>> effect my BG'S were even high the next morning.
>> I use to take the Insulatard in my buttocks, as it was slowly and evenly
>> absorped, and while I appreciate this may have helped prevent a
>> severe hypo,
>> this incident helped me to realise how unpredictable Insulatard
>> was, and my
>> imminent need for a pump!  Isulatard caused me lots of trouble and
>> unhappiness in my teenage years.  I wish Sasha all the best and
>> hope she can
>> find her way with a pump.
>> Regards.......
>> Louis
>> ***************8
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