I work as a school nurse. I feel fairly experienced with Diabetes, sliding scales, differing types of insulin, etc... However, I was recently surprised by a 7 year old girl with Type 1 Diabetes. Like many diabetics, she takes a consistent amount of "long-acting" insulin in the morning, combined with a variable amount of "fast-acting" based on her morning blood glucose reading. The physician has prescribed Pork NPH & Lispro. The child's mother stated her MD believes pork insulin is not as harsh - works more gradually & is therefore better for children.
Has anyone heard of this? I've been researching but haven't found anything to back this up. Is this a new thought?