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Question:

Do you know of anyone using a constant dose of both Regular and NPH insulin, while using Lente on a slide scale basis with the Regular insulin injections?

Answer:

Nope.

Although there are many ways to handle insulin, using both NPH and Lente in the same individual is like mixing butter and margarine on the same sandwich: they both do the same thing, although they're made of different stuff.

And there's no reason I can think of to use an intermediate-acting insulin as a variable-dosing insulin, whilst using a short-acting insulin as a non-varying dose!

There is more information about the types and duration of action of the different insulin products.

WWQ

Original posting 18 Jan 97

  
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