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-Artemis-

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      Beaver Lee
      Beaver Lee
      Hi @-Artemis-
      How is the porcine insulin going?
      Our son hopes to change to Bovine in mid January.
      Hoping all is well with you,
      Thanks a lot
      Beaver Lee
      1. -Artemis-
        -Artemis-
        Oh -- I'm so sorry I only just saw this! I didn't know you could get messages here.... ! It's probably too late to reply, but I love porcine -- much gentler / longer acting which suits me.... but know it doesn't suit everyone. Hopefully you're all settled now :)
        Jun 14, 2015
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      Norman1
      Norman1
      Hi Artimis
      39 years ago when I became a Type 1 the Hospital put me on Porcine I was Very Very Ill for two Years,My
      then Consultant Tried me on Bovine which worked within "3 DAYS"
      Regards Brian (insulinman) if you or anyone needs Help Please give us a shout!
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      2. -Artemis-
        -Artemis-
        Oh -- I'm so sorry I only just saw this! I didn't know you could get messages here.... ! It's probably too late to reply, but that's really interesting -- I thought they were very similar but seems not! I've loved porcine -- much gentler / longer acting which suits me.... but I'm about to (possibly temporarily) switch to novorapid again for a pump start up on Tuesday! Fingers crossed....
        Jun 14, 2015
      3. Beaver Lee
        Beaver Lee
        Just found your message.
        Thank you!
        Have you read this, from the Journal of Diabetes Nursing Vol 15 No 1 2011,
        Experiences of people with diabetes using animal insulin in a pump: A survey
        Jane Essex, Phil Coates:
        http://www.iddt.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/JDN15-1pg32-6.pdf
        We found it very encouraging to keep going in the quest for Bovine insulin.

        How are things with you?
        Thanks again,

        Beaver Lee
        Jun 30, 2015
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    Type 1 - started insulin early July 2014.... started pump mid June 2015 and using Novorapid - love my pump! :)
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