Lege Artis Medicinae

[Rapid-acting human insulin analogues: new possibilities in the therapy of diabetes mellitus]

KERÉNYI ZSUZSA, TAMÁS GYULA

APRIL 20, 2002

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2002;12(04)

[Modifications of the insulin molecule at the end of the B chain resulted in the development of some new, more physiological meal-related insulins, the rapid acting human insulin analogues. This survey summarises the characteristics (structure, absorption, immunogenicity, efficacy and safety) and the conditions of clinical application of the rapid-acting insulin analogues available at the moment in Hungary. Furthermore, authors evaluate the effect of application of rapid-acting insulin analogues on the quality of life and glycaemic control of the patients. The collaboration between the well-prepared health-care team and the well-educated and cooperative diabetic patient using rapid-acting insulin analogue could lead to a level of freedom of lifestyle that approximates that of healthy people.]

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