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From California, USA:

I have a 10 year old diabetic son (for 5 years). He would prefer to use the Novopen for all his shots but doesn't like having to do two shots for the R and N in the morning. The other times are not a problem as he does a dinnertime H and a bedtime N. Does someone make a pen that holds both insulins in one unit and mixes them for one shot? If so, who?


No, but pre-mixed insulins are available in pens from Novo Nordisk and Lilly. Their use in the USA is limited but there is no evidence of any difference in blood sugar control in children treated with pre-mixed or 'self-mixed' insulins and pre-mixes are widely used in Europe.


Original posting 3 Mar 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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