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The InDuo. Click to read our review. Chat with the InDuo Product Team

On Wednesday, May 8, 2002, the InDuo product team from LifeScan joined us for a special chat about the new InDuo, a combined glucose meter and insulin doser.

InDuo is the world's first blood glucose meter and insulin dosing system. InDuo helps you manage your diabetes by combining two essential daily activities (a blood glucose meter and an insulin doser) in one compact and discreet device.

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Chat Room Administrator Wed May 8 2002 20:15:00 Eastern US
The 'InDuo' chat room is now open.


Wed May 8 2002 20:44:31 Eastern US
jkh (rn educator diab since 1968 type 1) from 207.177.84.36
How do I know when the program starts? Will I hear a speaker or do I need to do something else?

Wed May 8 2002 20:45:54 Eastern US
Colleen Cox (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
jkh: The program begins at 6:00. Tonight we're talking about the InDuo System -- the world's first combined blood glucose meter and insulin doser.

Wed May 8 2002 20:51:46 Eastern US
jkh (rn educator diab since 1968 type 1) from 207.177.84.36
Am I where I need to be to hear the program

Wed May 8 2002 20:53:22 Eastern US
Colleen Cox (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
If you want to "hear" about the InDuo System, then you are in the right place. But we've got 7 more minutes...

Wed May 8 2002 20:53:23 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
jkh ... yes, the chat on the InDuo starts here in about seven minutes.

Wed May 8 2002 20:54:37 Eastern US
jkh (rn educator diab since 1968 type 1) from 207.177.84.36
Thanks I have never been on line as part of a chat room

Wed May 8 2002 20:57:31 Eastern US
Jim (Dad of Robert) from 129.17.201.38
Evening all
careful jkh - it can be habit forming

Wed May 8 2002 20:59:38 Eastern US
onewintarose from 68.9.107.2
how dose this work

Wed May 8 2002 21:00:30 Eastern US
Colleen Cox (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
Welcome to the InDuo chat. Tonight the InDuo Product Team is joining us to talk about the world's first blood glucose monitoring and insulin dosing system. We have Marni from LifeScan and Shelly from Novo Nordisk. Welcome ladies...

Wed May 8 2002 21:00:37 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Good evening, welcome to the InDuo chat! Glad you are here.

Wed May 8 2002 21:00:42 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Hi Everyone,
Glad to be here.

Wed May 8 2002 21:01:46 Eastern US
Colleen Cox (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
onewintarose: Do you have a specific product question or are you wondering how the chat works?

Wed May 8 2002 21:01:52 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Hi Marni, quick question, does the Novolin cartridge for the InDuo fit in the DTron insulin pump?

Wed May 8 2002 21:03:34 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Ellen, we do not have FDA approval for using the Novo Nordisk insulin cartridges in the DTron insulin pump.

Wed May 8 2002 21:03:58 Eastern US
onewintarose from 68.9.107.2
I am 50 years ld nevr did this in my life and i am interested in learn new information on products

Wed May 8 2002 21:04:08 Eastern US
Billetdeaux (Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 12) from 67.25.209.207
Hi Shelly! Good to see you online. I'm looking forward to hearing about the InDuo! As an overview, would you describe generally how it works?

Wed May 8 2002 21:04:29 Eastern US
Colleen (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
For those of you who haven't seen the InDuo System and want to check it out, visit: InDuo Product Page: www.lifescan.com/products/meters/induo.html or www.induo-us.com.

Wed May 8 2002 21:05:11 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Ok Shelly, does the Novolin cartridge fit the Disetronic insulin pen that comes with the DTron?

Wed May 8 2002 21:06:34 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
Hi, jkh,this is my first chat experience also! Shelly, When I extract the needle (after waiting six seconds) there is still a drop of insulin on the needle tip. Has that been accounted for in the calibration of the unit?

Wed May 8 2002 21:06:54 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Billetdeaux, The meter portion provides convenient, comfortable and easy blood glucose testing with less pain, less blood and less bother. The meter uses the OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, providing accurate results in just 5 seconds.

Wed May 8 2002 21:07:05 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Laura, InDuo is an integrated blood glucose meter and insulin delivery system. The insulin delivery system fits inside the cap of InDuo which houses the blood glucose meter.

Wed May 8 2002 21:08:28 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Shelly ... is there a version of the InDuo that does half-unit dosing in the works?

Wed May 8 2002 21:08:32 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Ellen, the Novo Nordisk insulin cartridges are designed for our own insulin delivery systems. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding our insulin delivery systems if you have any.

Wed May 8 2002 21:09:57 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Is the lancet device separate or is that housed inside the InDuo itself? (I was just trying to figure out if my son could use the InDuo as a backup for when he's off the pump. It would be convenient to use the same cartridges.)

Wed May 8 2002 21:10:56 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Pooki, It is not unusual to see a drop of insulin after injecting your dose of insulin. The insulin delivery system is accurate and meets all international accuracy standards. You are receiving your "dialed" dose of insulin.

Wed May 8 2002 21:11:27 Eastern US
Billetdeaux (Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98, 12) from 67.25.209.207
Is the InDuo approved for alternate site testing?

Wed May 8 2002 21:11:47 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, lancet device is separate from the InDuo device. It does fit in the carrying case along with the InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:12:31 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Billetdeaux, Yes the InDuo is approved for alternate site testing.

Wed May 8 2002 21:13:21 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Jeff, In August we will have available an insulin delivery system, NovoPen Junior, which doses in 1/2 unit increments. It does not have a blood glucose meter attached. As for InDuo we are always working to improve products.

Wed May 8 2002 21:14:22 Eastern US
jkh from 207.177.84.36
Do you need to learn any new normals for this system or do you respond to the reading in the same way

Wed May 8 2002 21:14:24 Eastern US
Sarah from 148.177.1.212
Is the meter in InDuo the same as the OneTouch Ultra Meter?

Wed May 8 2002 21:15:11 Eastern US
Karen (36 dx'd at 11) from 65.33.175.219
Is the InDuo accurate?

Wed May 8 2002 21:15:12 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Sarah, Yes the meter in the InDuo is the same meter as the OneTouch Ultra Meter.

Wed May 8 2002 21:15:23 Eastern US
Wendy (Parent of Lexi, 12, diagnosed 3/15/02) from 24.247.45.208
Hi, I saw InDuo demonstrated after getting set up with the humolog pen. Looks very convenient...

Wed May 8 2002 21:15:45 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
jkh, By normals do you mean whole blood vs. plasma?

Wed May 8 2002 21:16:15 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
By alternate site testing do you mean arms, thighs, etc.?

Wed May 8 2002 21:16:41 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Wendy, it is very convenient and most of our customers really like that part.

Wed May 8 2002 21:17:02 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Pooki, currently FDA approval is for arm testing.

Wed May 8 2002 21:17:29 Eastern US
jkh from 207.177.84.36
yes also is a value of a finger stick the same as an arm stick?

Wed May 8 2002 21:17:55 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
I agree. I have tried just about every delivery method and testing device and it is so nice to have it all in one little convenient carrying case!

Wed May 8 2002 21:18:26 Eastern US
Wendy (Parent of Lexi, 12, diagnosed 3/15/02) from 24.247.45.208
LOVE the idea of 1/2 unit dosing technology...

Wed May 8 2002 21:18:48 Eastern US
Sarah from 148.177.1.212
I'm currently using Humalog, is NovoLog similar and how would I go about switching?

Wed May 8 2002 21:18:50 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
jfk, the normals are for plasma callibrated devices and yes finger sticks and arm sticks give similar results if more than 2 hours after a meal for most people.

Wed May 8 2002 21:18:54 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Is there a picture of the case with everything you need to carry - on the web?

Wed May 8 2002 21:19:44 Eastern US
gary (...visit the 'Diabetes Poetry Room' at geocities.com/gmhco) from 67.25.83.197
Good evening everyone...:-)

Wed May 8 2002 21:19:47 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Sarah: My daughter switched from Humalog to NovoLog without changing anything. It's worked great for her.

Wed May 8 2002 21:20:14 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Karen, yes InDuo is accurate. Both the blood glucose meter and the insulin delivery system must demonstrate accuracy and meet established international accuracy standards prior to receiving FDA approval. In addition both the blood glucose meter and insulin delivery system have methods of checking accuracy once the device is being used.

Wed May 8 2002 21:20:53 Eastern US
ms from 152.163.197.211
hi - ellen, i was about to ask the same thing :-)

Wed May 8 2002 21:21:26 Eastern US
Karen (36 dx'd at 11) from 65.33.175.219
Thank you

Wed May 8 2002 21:21:54 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, We do not have the case on the web now, but that is a great suggestion.

Wed May 8 2002 21:22:24 Eastern US
jamie from 205.188.197.184
i am thinking about getting a induo what do u all think about it

Wed May 8 2002 21:22:36 Eastern US
Jim (Dad of Robert) from 129.17.201.38
Are your sales from new pumpers or new ones. Of those switching, what are the main reasons for the switch?

Wed May 8 2002 21:23:23 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Sarah, both NovoLog and Humalog are rapid-acting insulin analogs and have shown similiar action in clinical studies. Please discuss switching to NovoLog with your physician to obtain a prescription.

Wed May 8 2002 21:23:51 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Jamie, we think the InDuo is great! (but we are biased)

Wed May 8 2002 21:24:23 Eastern US
Jim (Dad of Robert) from 129.17.201.38
sorry, meant pumpers or current non pumpers

Wed May 8 2002 21:24:34 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Hello...
Do you package the NovoLog specifically for the InDuo?

Wed May 8 2002 21:24:43 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Jim, InDuo is a new product and we do not have the market research to answer that question right now.

Wed May 8 2002 21:24:59 Eastern US
jkh from 207.177.84.36
can the same sliding scale be used with the new product as is used with the old system?

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:04 Eastern US
Donna (MD) (Wife of Carey, dx'd T1 12/00, pumping 11 mos.) from 67.201.216.64
Are the Novo cartridges for the InDuo also compatible with the Owen Mumford Autopen?

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:09 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
That is, when Rxing it, do you have to specify "InDuo NovoLog cartridge"?

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:11 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
jamie, I really like the system. It has worked very well for me. The one disappointment has been the much advertised ability to use alternate test sites. I have not had success with trying to get enough blood sample from an arm stick, so I continue to use my poor old fingers!

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:37 Eastern US
jamie from 205.188.197.184
i would like u know some info on the induo

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:49 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
Hello--sorry for coming in late.. what sort of "deals" are going on with the InDuo to entice people to switch?

Wed May 8 2002 21:25:59 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
pooki, are you dialing for the deepest penetration on the arm and are you using the clear cap?

Wed May 8 2002 21:26:00 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, we have NovoLog available in a vial and also in cartridges. The cartridges can be used in any of our insulin delivery systems, including InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:26:37 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
jkh, what system are you referring to?

Wed May 8 2002 21:27:29 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
Marni, yes I have done both and still can't get enough blood.

Wed May 8 2002 21:27:46 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Thanks, Shelly

Wed May 8 2002 21:27:49 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Judith, no you do not have to prescribe InDuo Novolog cartridge, you prescribe Novolog 3mL cartridge.

Wed May 8 2002 21:27:54 Eastern US
jkh from 207.177.84.36
The Nova pen and the One toutch sub q dosing after the testing

Wed May 8 2002 21:27:58 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
If the meter or the pen function dies, do you replace it overnight?

Wed May 8 2002 21:28:13 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Donna,
Our cartridges are designed for Novo Nordisk insulin delivery systems. We have not done any tests with the Owen Mumford Auto Pen.

Wed May 8 2002 21:28:29 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Only 3ml NovoLog cartridges, though? Is that true worldwide?

Wed May 8 2002 21:28:38 Eastern US
Karen (36 dx'd at 11) from 65.33.175.219
why is this better then the pump ?

Wed May 8 2002 21:28:51 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Marcia, There are coupons available through your Healthcare professional.

Wed May 8 2002 21:28:53 Eastern US
ms from 152.163.197.211
how does the size compare to the current ultra, and is it correct that the insulin portion is similar to an insulin pen?

Wed May 8 2002 21:29:06 Eastern US
Jack from 199.35.230.40
Will Lifescan give credit for FastTake meters towads the purchase of an InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:30:02 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Karen, it is an altenative to the pump for those who do not want to use a pump.

Wed May 8 2002 21:30:03 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Ellen, if there is any problem with InDuo please call 1-877-520-9056. If it is determined to be "non functional" we will replace it within 24 hours.

Wed May 8 2002 21:30:51 Eastern US
Steve (Allie - 16 - dx 6/97 pump 12.99) from 66.189.30.31
Hi Shelly - just stopped in. Lifes

Wed May 8 2002 21:30:55 Eastern US
Steve (Allie - 16 - dx 6/97 pump 12.99) from 66.189.30.31
sorry

Wed May 8 2002 21:30:57 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Jack, No LifeScan will not give credit for FastTake meters toward the purchase of an InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:31:09 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, outside the United States NovoLog is known as NovoRapid.

Wed May 8 2002 21:31:38 Eastern US
Steve (Allie - 16 - dx 6/97 pump 12.99) from 66.189.30.31
you guys have always been wonderful about service - and providing backup meters. As the father of a teenager who tends to misplace things - I would worry about putting all my eggs in one basket. What do you do about backups?

Wed May 8 2002 21:31:59 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
And is NovoRapid available in only 3ml cartridges, or also 1.5ml? What about premixes that might fit the InDuo?

Wed May 8 2002 21:32:25 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
ms, The InDuo is roughly the same size as the OneTouch Ultra, but a different shape. The InDuo looks more like a cellphone. The insulin portion is similar to a insulin pen but also a different shape. (it is inside the cell phone)

Wed May 8 2002 21:32:27 Eastern US
Barbie (Mom of Brian, 13 dx @9) from 216.103.214.41
To use the In Duo, we would have to change from Humalog to Novolog. Are Novolog cartridges as readily available (in small towns, etc.) as Humalog?

Wed May 8 2002 21:33:13 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Can you give me the approximate dimensions of the case closed with all that is necessary to carry with the patient ( needles, lancets, lancet device, strips, tissue)

Wed May 8 2002 21:33:24 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Not truly a pump alternative without long acting, too. Are you targeting it to those taking Lantus once a day?

Wed May 8 2002 21:33:38 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Steve, I always recommend having a backup for your blood glucose meter and insulin delivery system whether you are using an integrated system or a non-integrated system.

Wed May 8 2002 21:34:05 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Ellen! You forgot the alcohol! :-) LOL

Wed May 8 2002 21:34:20 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Barbie, when Marissa first started using Novolog in her pump, she was still using H as her pen backup. The endo didn't see a problem mixing the two. Now, I don't think you'd want to use N in and morning, H for lunch, etc.

Wed May 8 2002 21:34:40 Eastern US
ms from 152.163.197.211
so cartridges and needles are sold separately?

Wed May 8 2002 21:34:53 Eastern US
Karen (36 dx'd at 11) from 65.33.175.219
why would anyone not want to have the pump ?

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:10 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
Lili at one time had a 3ml humalog cartridge that I used in my Novo-pen. Since I started using In-duo I've switched to Novolog, but I wonder if the Lily 3 ml cartridge would fit the In-duo?

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:20 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
We have gotten both Novofine Pen Needles and 3ml cartridges thru our local pharmacy.

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:28 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, NovoLog is only available in a 3 ml cartridge, not a 1.5 ml cartridge. Currently we have Novolin 70/30 available for InDuo. Later this year we will also have a insulin analog mix.

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:32 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
ms, yes cartridges and needles are sold separately.

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:47 Eastern US
Ann from 206.148.226.96
Barbie ~ I come from a small town and the cartridges are available for the novo pen with no problem.

Wed May 8 2002 21:35:52 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Brenda's post brings up an interesting point: the potential for confusion re: NovoLog/NovoRapid and NPH, if both are referred to as "N" (as Humalog has become "H")

Wed May 8 2002 21:36:34 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Karen, for some people the bulk of a pump or the continous catheter insertion are uncomfortable.

Wed May 8 2002 21:37:12 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
When I took Marissa to the endo this past Monday, I had to write in "Novolog" for insulin being used. I think she's the only patient at Cincinnati Children's using Novolog and an Animas pump!

Wed May 8 2002 21:37:13 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Do most people reuse needles? (YMMV)

Wed May 8 2002 21:37:36 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, the dimensions of the case are 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.

Wed May 8 2002 21:37:39 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Barbie, NovoLog is available in pharmacies. As with any medication I always recommend contacting the pharmacy before you actually need the medication to ensure it is available.

Wed May 8 2002 21:37:53 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Brenda, you're such a rebel!

Wed May 8 2002 21:38:16 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Thanks Marni - too big to fit in my son's pocket.

Wed May 8 2002 21:38:16 Eastern US
Karen (36 dx'd at 11) from 65.33.175.219
I was up to 5 shots a day that was uncomfortable

Wed May 8 2002 21:38:36 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
When Marissa uses her pen as a back-up to her pump, she puts a needle on and will use it 2 or 3X if necessary. I think she's just too lazy to change it. She'd use the same lancet for a week if I didn't changes it occasionally.

Wed May 8 2002 21:39:10 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Ellen, it is a little big and bulky, but would be great for use at school (one to leave there, I mean).

Wed May 8 2002 21:39:13 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, on label we do not recommend using needles. The more you use it the comfort level for injecting decreases.

Wed May 8 2002 21:39:35 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
But you have to take the needle off the InDuo to close it, right?

Wed May 8 2002 21:39:51 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
I've run into the confusion when using the One_Touch Diabetes Management Software. The reports will only show the most "famous" types of insulin and there is not an easy way to distinguish Novolog from NPH or Lente from Lispro. My doctor is always asking me "What's this?"

Wed May 8 2002 21:39:55 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, does your son carry a backpack?

Wed May 8 2002 21:40:43 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Not when he's out riding a bike or going to a store etc.

Wed May 8 2002 21:41:00 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
And leaving needles on may allow some insulin to leak (significant with mixes) and increases the risk of contamination of the insulin in the cartridge. That said, I know mine leave needles on rapid analogue pens for many uses.

Wed May 8 2002 21:41:11 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, the needle does not have to be removed to close the InDuo, however the label indicates you should remove the needle after each injection.

Wed May 8 2002 21:41:14 Eastern US
jamie from 205.188.197.184
whats so good about the induo?can someone tell me about it

Wed May 8 2002 21:42:38 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
pooki, there is an "other" category for insulin I believe, are you taking more than one of the non listed insulins?

Wed May 8 2002 21:43:09 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
What battery does it take and approximately how often does the battery need to be replaced?

Wed May 8 2002 21:43:29 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Jamie, you can read all about it here
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_0i_291.htm

Wed May 8 2002 21:43:48 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Ellen, The case can also be attached to a belt.

Wed May 8 2002 21:44:09 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
jamie, InDuo is the world's first combined blood glucose monitoring and insulin dosing system. 4 out of 5 people with diabetes preferred InDuo to their current non-integrated system.

Wed May 8 2002 21:44:21 Eastern US
jamie from 205.188.197.184
can someone give me info about the induo i want one but i dont know alot about it

Wed May 8 2002 21:44:31 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
I have used the "Other" option, but say you use 3 units of "other" on the report it looks as though you took 3o units

Wed May 8 2002 21:44:31 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
how about attaching it to the car keys so they are sure to test before they drive!!??

Wed May 8 2002 21:44:33 Eastern US
Barbie (Mom of Brian, 13 dx @9) from 216.103.214.41
Brenda/Jeff, how often did Marissa use the Humalog pen after switching to the Novolog in her pump? Do you use the InDuo now?

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:19 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
Jamie.. you can also click on the advertising box at the top of the screen when you see the "InDuo" meter run through.

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:25 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, No, we are targeting patients who are on intensive insulin therapy for InDuo. Lantus is currently only available in a vial and therefore a syringe must be used.

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:33 Eastern US
Colleen (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
Jamie: You can also learn more about InDuo from www.InDuo-us.com.

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:34 Eastern US
Jeff Hitchcock from 216.68.227.65
Barbie: Marissa has switched to using NovoLog all the time. We have NovoLog cartridges for an InDuo and a NovoPen Junior.

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:37 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
NOW, Jamie! :-)

Wed May 8 2002 21:45:38 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, the meter battery is 3 volt number 2032 lithium battery and is designed to last for 1000 tests or about 1 year at 3 tests per day. The doser battery is a permanent battery designed for 4 years use.

Wed May 8 2002 21:46:13 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
But can't get by JUST on NovoLog ???

Wed May 8 2002 21:46:15 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Barbie, Marissa used the H pen maybe 2X before the total conversion to Novolog.

Wed May 8 2002 21:47:16 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
I thought Lantus WAS considered intensive therapy.. once a day injection (usually at night) then rapid acting prior to each meal. I think the InDuo would be great with Lantus.

Wed May 8 2002 21:47:58 Eastern US
Sarah from 148.177.1.212
Once I put my insulin in the InDuo doser, how long will the insulin last?

Wed May 8 2002 21:48:08 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Marni, that battery wouldn't last 6 months around here! I can't speak for all other parents here tonight, but we test Marissa about 12-15X per day. Depends on what she's doing, whether or not she's sick, running high, running low, running etc.

Wed May 8 2002 21:48:32 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Can you download both the meter portion and the injection portion?

Wed May 8 2002 21:48:41 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Marcia, yes Lantus is part of intensive therapy in some patients and the Novolog before meals works well with that basal insulin.

Wed May 8 2002 21:49:05 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, if you are wanting to use NPH as the basal insulin we have the Innovo insulin delivery system available to complement the rapid-acting insulin analog in InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:49:10 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
12-15 times a day!? I'm not sure my friend tested that much during her pregnancy--and she tested a lot.

Wed May 8 2002 21:49:34 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Brenda H., the battery is easily replaceable at any drug store.

Wed May 8 2002 21:50:07 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Sarah, NovoLog will be good for 28 days once the cartridge is put into InDuo.

Wed May 8 2002 21:50:20 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
When is Novo's long acting basal analogue coming out?

Wed May 8 2002 21:50:57 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
OK, maybe it's not that much, Marcia, but I know 10X per day. I will check her log book in a sec.

Wed May 8 2002 21:51:22 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
That's okay, Brenda.. LOL-- I believe you!

Wed May 8 2002 21:51:34 Eastern US
Barbie (Mom of Brian, 13 dx @9) from 216.103.214.41
The meter part is the same as the Ultra. We've had our Ultras for over a year, testing up to 200 times a month and have only needed to change the battery once.

Wed May 8 2002 21:51:39 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Log book????? LOL

Wed May 8 2002 21:51:46 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Ellen, at this point you can just download the meter portion. The injection portion remembers the last dose and time of the last dose on the doser device.

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:04 Eastern US
Sarah from 148.177.1.212
How do I get an InDuo?

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:16 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, Unfortunately because it has not yet been approved by the FDA we cannot comment on it.

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:51 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
aarrgghh--it would help if someone wrote down her BG's more often. Last one recorded is 163 at 5:40 a.m. today. Guess that's more recent than a lot of people.

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:54 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Sarah, You should speak with your health care professional first.
You can go to any major retail pharmacy, but you'll need a prescription for the components that go with it (OneTouch Ultra Test Strips and the InDuo do not require a prescription depending on your insurance coverage, Novolog PenFill cartridges do require a prescription).
You can order online from:
Drugstore.com: http://www.drugstore.com/templates/brand/default.asp?brand=10748&aid=236459
Walgreens: http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jhtml?PRODID=365317&CATID=100133
Major retail pharmacies should have the meter in stock, or you can ask them to order it for you, for delivery usually within 24 hours.

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:57 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
I LOVE the Ultra!!--I didn't like the fast take.. but must say when I lost the FasTake in the snow (had it in my shirt trying to keep it warm so it would work) Lifescan sent us an Ultra right away to replace it..

Wed May 8 2002 21:52:59 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Ok, Shelly :-)

Wed May 8 2002 21:53:51 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
I think the last one Steph wrote down was 1990'something!!

Wed May 8 2002 21:54:26 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
I have a peripheral question: Do you know if NovoLog cartridges will be supplied to diabetes camps across the US this summer? We may have kids on the InDuo.....

Wed May 8 2002 21:54:43 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
OK Marcia, I see 9-11 per day and that's no exercise, no illnesses.

Wed May 8 2002 21:54:52 Eastern US
Colleen (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
We're approaching the end of our hour... InDuo is a fairly new product, if anyone participating uses the InDuo, what do you think about it? Do you like it? What do you like about it? Do you have any suggestions for improvements?

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:01 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Judith, yes we will be offering NovoLog to summer camps.

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:22 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
I'm assuming NovoLog in some form will be donated. (I hope; I'm the pump coordinator and imagine we'll have kids pumping it.)

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:42 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Colleen, the big downside is the inability to administer 1/2 unit doses.

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:45 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Great, Shelly; thanks!

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:45 Eastern US
Sarah from 148.177.1.212
How is the InDuo insulin doser different from other insulin pens on the market?

Wed May 8 2002 21:55:56 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
I'd like a more compact case, and a history to download the injection portion as well as the meter portion - with graphs.

Wed May 8 2002 21:56:08 Eastern US
Ellen (FL) (Zachary 14, dx'd 2/89, pump) from 205.188.195.145
Thank you. I think you have a nice product.

Wed May 8 2002 21:57:02 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
Thank you, I agree with with Ellen. Good night

Wed May 8 2002 21:57:31 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Is it possible to use other pen needles with the InDuo. Some of us have lots of other brands collecting dust.

Wed May 8 2002 21:57:50 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Sarah, The InDuo doser has a memory function that tells the user the amount of time since their last injection as well as the size of the dose.

Wed May 8 2002 21:59:13 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Brenda, if you are interested in a NovoPen Junior that does dose in 1/2 unit increments please call the Novo Nordisk Call Center to be notified when they become available this summer. The number 800-727-6500.

Wed May 8 2002 21:59:42 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Brenda, InDuo is designed for use with NovoFine needles.

Wed May 8 2002 22:00:35 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
But then you have to carry the pen separately....

Wed May 8 2002 22:00:35 Eastern US
Marni G (InDuo Product Manager) from 148.177.1.212
Thanks for chatting with us. I enjoyed talking with you. Good Night.

Wed May 8 2002 22:00:44 Eastern US
Shelly H (Novo Nordisk InDuo Product Manager) from 198.138.237.241
Thank you for joining us in the InDuo chat room. See you in Pasadena in July!

Wed May 8 2002 22:00:58 Eastern US
Marcia...WA (Stephanie--=-18--dx'd @ 2 1/2) from 207.14.99.143
Thanks for the chat.. good luck with your product.

Wed May 8 2002 22:00:58 Eastern US
Colleen (Chat Moderator) from 148.177.1.212
That's the end of our session tonight. Thanks everyone, for chatting with us. For more information about InDuo visit www.InDuo-us.com. Good night!

Wed May 8 2002 22:01:08 Eastern US
pooki from 198.134.100.10
Since the meter readings are downloadable it would be nice to eventually be able to download the dose (and time) -then that would eliminate the need for ahand written log book

Wed May 8 2002 22:01:26 Eastern US
Judith (David, 16, dx'd at age 2 months; Vanya, 17, dx'd at 6) from 198.7.199.42
Thanks; bye

Wed May 8 2002 22:02:01 Eastern US
Brenda H. (mom of Marissa, 14.5, dx'd 9/89) from 216.68.227.65
Thanks Colleen, Shelly, Marni and anyone else I may have missed.

Wed May 8 2002 22:04:10 Eastern US
jamie from 64.12.102.151
did everyone leave

Wed May 8 2002 22:40:47 Eastern US
Allison (age 16, dx'd 1994, editor of CureNow) from 207.202.225.168
is anyone here?

Wed May 8 2002 22:41:50 Eastern US
Tenielle from 24.66.94.140
hi

Wed May 8 2002 22:50:05 Eastern US
Mike (type 1 34 years) from 66.19.4.64
hey! looks like this chat is over!



                 
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