Unusual Insulin Regimen??

  1. 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?
  2. Poll: How often do you administer Pork Insulin to diabetics?

    • Frequently. It's a fairly common prescription.

      0% 0
    • Rarely.

      0% 0
    • Never.

      100.00% 5
    5 Votes
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