Insulin glulisine in the management of diabetes
1Diabetes Center, Kitasato Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract: Insulin glulisine is appealing in principle, but the advantages of this drug over the other rapid-acting insulin analogs are still relatively unknown. The frequency of hypoglycemia, convenience in the timing of administration, and improvements in terms of HbA1c seem similar among the rapid-acting insulin analogs, including insulin glulisine. Only properly randomized long-term clinical studies with insulin glulisine will reveal the true value of this novel insulin analog.
Keywords: insulin analog, rapid-acting insulin, trometamol, polysorbate 20
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