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HumaPen Luxura HD

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by kvnc, May 20, 2014.

  1. kvnc

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    Dumb question of the day:

    The insulin cartridge is 100 units.

    What are the #s on the cartridge holder? It goes up to 220. :confused:
     
  2. ksartain

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    Those cartridges are 300 units. :)

    The numbers on the side are to let you know about how many units remain.
     
  3. kvnc

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    Okey doke, how do I tell how much is left if I have a 100 unit cartridge?
     
  4. mmgirls

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    NO the cartridges are not 100 units capacity they are 300 unit capacity.

    so I am totally guessing that you have 220 units left.
     
  5. ksartain

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    I didn't think they came in 100 unit cartridges. When we used the Luxura, our prescription came with 5 300-unit cartridges.
     
  6. dianas

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    If you're seeing u-100 somewhere that refers to the concentration of the insulin which is 100 units per ml which is what the majority of insulins are in the United States. Each cartridge holds a total of 300 units though.
     
  7. kvnc

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    Ok, thanks

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  8. Melissata

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    You are misreading the packaging, it's easy to do. Penfills are 3mL, which is 300 unit cartridges. The 100 units you are seeing refers to the strength of the insulin. If it contained concentrated insulin it would read U-500.
     
  9. mmgirls

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    I don't understand what genius would come up with using a "U" when describing a product that is measured in units! It took me forever to figure out that a tradition vial was 1000 units!
     

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