Title
Insulin antibodies before and 1 year after the change-over from U40 to U100 insulin preparations in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Leuven ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Volume/pages
49(1994) , p. 262-267
ISSN
0001-5512
0001-5512
ISI
A1994QG21100002
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In 1991, Belgium realized, on a national level, a change-over from U40 to U100 insulin. We took advantage of this evolution to investigate the consequences of changing the concentration of insulin. The patients' weight, daily insulin dosis, insulin binding-capacity of plasma and glycated hemoglobin HbA(1c) were registered before, and after the change of concentration. Overall, none of these parameters underwent an obvious change, except for the percentage of insulin binding that significantly decreased after the adaptation. Especially in the range of 40% or more insulin binding, the decrease becomes very pronounced. In conclusion, changing the insulin concentration from U40 to U100, did nor lead to any harmful clinical consequence. On the contrary, a positive influence of this adaptation, in terms of decreased amount of insulin antibodies was suggested. Probably this decrease is not clinically relevant, since neither the glycated hemoglobin, nor the total daily insulin dose underwent a similar change.
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