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Re: [IPk] Lantus



Surely the Lantus replaces the insulatard/ultratard and you can still bolus
with humalog for meals?
Zoe

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Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Lantus


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> Hi
> I had heard of this. The nurse at the GP's mentioned it a while back and
> seemed to think it was a better idea than the pump, but I still would
prefer
> the pump. What I had been told, however, and what was on the report on the
> BBC health site a little while ago, is that it replaces the need for both
> long and short acting insulins. The nurse said that would probably mean
> having to go back to set meal times and carbohydrate intakes. In my
opinion,
> This seems a backward step from using the pen system, which I am on now,
> where, if say, I am ill and cannot eat or if I am working (5-7pm) I can
test
> my BG and inject accordingly. My lifestyle and job make it impossible to
> stick to the 'old' routines.
> The nurse didn't see it this way! But then, I guess the insulin is cheaper
> than the pump!
> Helen
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