I get virtually no improvement with low levels, like under the 12 ml line, I do REALLY good over 50 ml, but is that too much? No one at the 800# on the pen knew what I was talking about. They don't make it, they are just the salesmen, and, apparently, I do not have security clearance to talk with the producers in Tennessee. So after waiting on hold with the salesman for 20 minutes, I was informed that it is a 70% and 30% mix, at which time I explained that yes I, too, can read the box. Doesn't anybody know how much of that white sediment should be there?
I'm confused, there is no measurement of the part that makes the insulin cloudy. And if you were referring to it as mls instead of units, you really threw them for a loop. They were answering you to the best of their ability, it is 70% of the long acting insulin, that is the one that has the "sediment". The fast acting is 30%. You're worrying about something that has no meaning, or effect.
I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for... But I'm on the same drug and one is short acting insulin and the other is long acting insulin, though I'm not sure which is which. In order for the 70/30 to work properly and effectively, you must shake it gently and thoroughly to mix the two completely before use. I think you may not be shaking it before use which is why it's not affecting your sugars the way it ought to. Your endocrinologist should have explained how to use it properly.
I agree with ade. You must gently roll the pen prior to EACH use to gently mix the insulins so the remain at a 70/30 mix throughout the whole cartridge. It doesnt matter visually inspecting the cartridge how cloudy it is. It will contain the proper amount when it is new. It may not look the same each time depending on how much is mixed from movement and settling. If you dont mix your insulin by gently rolling the pen between your palms each and every use, you will not get good results or consistent doses throughout the cartridge. Only by mixing it prior to each and every use will the mix stay at a 70/30 mix.
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