Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
GARCIA DE LOS RIOS, Manuel; WOLFF, Carlos y DUARTE, Erika. Biphasic insulin aspart for the management of diabetic patients with unsatisfactory metabolic control. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2007, vol.135, n.10, pp. 1253-1260. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872007001000004.
Background: Biophasic insulin aspart (InAsBi) is a mixture of 30% of rapid acting soluble aspart insulin and 70% aspart insulin retarded with protamine. The soluble portion reduces postprandial serum glucose rises and the retarded portion reduces basal glucose levels. Aim: To assess the efficacy of biphasic insulin aspart in diabetics with a bad metabolic control. Material and methods: Multicentríc study that included diabetic patients with a glycosilated hemoglobin over 7% that were transferred to treatment with InAsBi, given in one to three daily doses, according to glycemic control and followed for 12 weeks. At the end of follow up, glycosilated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) were measured again. Results: One hundred ninety six patients were enrolled and 154, age 59± 12 (84 females), completed the follow up. HbA 1 c levels decreased in at ¡east 1% in 96 and increased in eight cases. In the total group HbA1c decreased from 10.1± 1.7 to 8.4±1.4% (p <0.01). Those with higher initial values and with oral therapy, had the greatest reductions. At the end of the observation period, 29 patients received one daily dose of InAsBi, 114 two doses and 11 three doses. Two patients had allergy, one systemic and one in the injection site. Conclusions: In this group of diabetic patients with a bad metabolic control, the use of InAsBi was associated with a significant reduction of glycosilated hemoglobin levels
Palabras clave : Diabetes mellitus; Hemoglobins; Insulin, aspartic acid (B28).