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Are Analogue Insulins Superior to Human Insulin in Clinical Practice?
Current Diabetes Reports
  • Jeffrey S. Freeman, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Insulin analogues were designed to provide more physiologic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties compared with human insulin. This article examines the literature over a 2-year period, focusing on studies directly comparing analogue and human insulin in controlled clinical trials and large observational studies documenting the introduction of, or change to, analogue insulin in clinical practice. Findings indicate that analogues provide objective benefits that include improved glycemic control, lower risk of hypoglycemia, lower glucose variability, and (for insulin detemir) reduced weight gain. Recent data with analogues also explore their safety and efficacy in special patient groups such as children and adolescents. These data complement increasing evidence that analogues offer improved acceptability and accessibility to people with diabetes.
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This article was published in Current Diabetes Reports, Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2010, Pages 176-83.

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Jeffrey S. Freeman. "Are Analogue Insulins Superior to Human Insulin in Clinical Practice?" Current Diabetes Reports Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 176 - 183
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