Lege Artis Medicinae

[100 years of insulin]

WINKLER Gábor

DECEMBER 17, 2021

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(12)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.31.042

Review

[Insulin is 100 years old. Concerning this anniversary, this study reviews the main events before and after the insulin era, the wider range of insulin products and the chronology of main clinical innovations related to the insulin administration. It also presents the history of related devices as delivery pens, insulin pumps and automated treatment systems. It points out that, al­though insulin dosing is an external replacement for missing or insufficient endogenous hormone production as related to the actual demand, it is to this date the general treatment available for all types and stages of this condition.]

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