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From Illinois, USA:

What is buffered insulin?


A disodium phosphate buffer [chemical terminology for a special salt] is added to the insulin solution for use in insulin pumps. It shouldn't be mixed with other insulins. It is used to try to prevent the formation of insulin crystals and clogging of the insulin infusion pump catheter [tubing that connects from the pump to the patient].


Original posting 10 May 1998
Posted to Insulin and Insulin Pumps


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