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what is the latest advancement that has been made in regards to insulin?

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Dr. Mani Bashyam
Specializes in Diabetology
Analog insulins: newer analog insulins, such as Lispro (Humalog), Aspart (Novolog), Gulise (Apidra) are in a monomers form. Hence these are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream, making the onset of action much quicker. Also their effect lasts for much shorter periods. For these reasons these insulin analogs generally give better post-meal glucose, with lower incidence of hypoglycemia
Answered on May 10, 2015
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Dr. Mani Bashyam
Specializes in Diabetology
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i fully agree since less expensive
May 10, 2015
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
I fully agree but you need to be aware that the newer diabetes meds are more expensive than the older ones and those are still very effective. There are 12-15 non-insulin meds for diabetes and it is extremely difficult (for now) to decide which one is best for which patient.
May 10, 2015

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