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Alexander Schmitz

Clinical outcome of using insulin at 40 IU/ml and 100 IU/ml in pump treatment. Results of a controlled multi-center trial

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  • J S Christiansen
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  • G E Sonnenberg
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  • A Kverneland
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  • A Schmitz
  • C K Christensen
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  • K Hermansen
  • A Ritzenhoff
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  • M Spraul
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  • B Loerup
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  • C E Mogensen

In three different diabetes centers the use of insulin at a strength of 40 IU/ml (U40) and 100 IU/ml (U100) in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) treatment of insulin dependent (Type I) diabetic patients was compared in a randomized cross-over design. Forty-six Type I diabetic patients, all previously treated with CSII for at least one year, completed consecutively two 13-week periods of treatment with U40 and U100. Body weight and insulin requirements were identical at the end of the two periods. Slightly higher levels of glycemia were recorded during U40 when compared to U100 treatment: mean blood glucose was 142 +/- 34 (SD) vs. 133 +/- 34 mg/dl (2 p less than 0.01). The same tendency was observed in the mean glycosylated hemoglobin value (6.84 +/- 1.35 vs. 6.65 +/- 1.13%, 2 p greater than 0.1). There were no significant differences between U40 and U100 in the number of catheters used and the number of catheter blockages reported, while the development of subcutaneous nodules at the insertion sites was significantly more frequent during U40 treatment. It is concluded that the implementation of insulin in the strength of 100 IU/ml is as effective as the use of insulin in the strength of 40 IU/ml for CSII therapy, and might even be associated with slightly improved glycemic control and less subcutaneous side-effects.

TidsskriftActa medica Scandinavica
Sider (fra-til)65-70
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 1987

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