you for your reply. I
have contacted Jule Connor and will carry
out what she has suggested.
anyone in New Zealand wishes to contact me
do not be afraid to give them my e-mail
address or my phone no.
Best, Walter Booth.
David Groves, President
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Beef and Pork Insulins
Sunday, April 20, 2003 5:11 PM
Re: FW: IDDT NEW ZEALAND
Mary. I have passed this along to Mr. Booth.
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Mary Hunt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:19 PM
IDDT NEW ZEALAND
This may be of help to
Walter. Just have him contact Jules.
IDDT does not have a
formal group in New Zealand but we do have
members who live in New Zealand. Therefore
we are aware that some people need beef and
pork insulins in order to control their
diabetes effectively and some people in New
Zealand suffer the same adverse effects of
‘human’ insulin that are experienced by
people in other countries.
Jule Connor, an IDDT
member, needs beef insulin. She obtains it
through her pharmacy who import it for her.
Jule is very happy to advise other people
about the procedure for obtaining beef and
pork insulins in New Zealand.
can be contacted in New Zealand by telephone
on 0321 31087
Insulin Availability in
automatically treated with genetically
produced ‘human’ insulin.
These are not routinely
available but on the issue of a prescription
from a diabetes specialist [not a GP], pork
insulin will be obtained specially and paid
for by the Government Health Department.
These are not available
in New Zealand and have to be imported. The
Government gives no grant towards the costs
of beef insulin or the importation costs
unless the person is receiving Benefits or
is on a low income.
reactions to ‘human’ insulin
The majority of people
appear to have no problems when using ‘human’
insulin but a minority of people do suffer
adverse effects that can appear immediately
or come on over months or years. This has
been demonstrated by people who have had
adverse reactions that have largely
disappeared after a change to natural animal
insulins. Unfortunately many of the people
who have had this experience have not been
believed but it has to be noted that it is
now accepted that ‘human’ insulin has no
clinical advantages for patients over animal
most common adverse effects to ‘human
insulin reported by patients are:
tiredness and lethargy
swings and behavioural changes
blood glucose levels
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