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RE: [IPk] Sliding scale vs. pumps



Would someone clarify what "sliding scale" means.

Probably another name for something familiar, but I'd like to confirm.

Thanks

Julian

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> From: Diana Maynard [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 25 October 2001 09:24
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> Subject: Re: [IPk] Sliding scale vs. pumps
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> On Wednesday 24 October 2001 13:48, you wrote:
> > >I don't understand why they took me off my pump and put me 
> on a sliding
> >
> > scale for insulin, when the pump was more than capable of 
> delivering the
> > required doses of insulin (6 units/hour initially).
> 
> Well I would guess there are several possible reasons:
> (1) insulin delivered intravenously works much faster than 
> when delivered 
> subcutaneously. 
> (2) they didn't know much about pumps so they were happier 
> dealing with what 
> they knew
> (3) it's possible there could have been a problem with your 
> pump and it 
> wasn't functioning properly (of course, you probably knew 
> that this wasn't 
> the case, but they didn't)
> Di
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