Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 12, 2006
Question from Iran:
We are using diluted NovoRapid (1:5 with normal saline) in my three year old nephew's pump. We would like to know wether or not there will be any change in the onset or duration of action of diluted NovoRapid.
Eli Lilly (in the U.S.) offers a diluent (a fluid that can be used to dilute insulin) for Humalog insulin. I’m unsure if that is available in Iran. I would suggest using non-diluted insulin as diluting insulin in an insulin pump can be very confusing — and there could be a change in its onset and/or duration of action when used in an insulin pump.
Additional comments from Dr. David Schwartz:
I think the manufacturers’ recommend their own buffer and pH, etc., not saline, for diluting insulin. Novo Nordisk does not make their diluent readily available and, while I have never tried to procure any, I seem to recall that with the proper phone calls, the diluent might be made available on a limited basis. You may need to have your diabetes specialist obtain the diluent for you.