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Vol 9, No 6 (2008): Practical Diabetology
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Is insulin treatment always associated with weight gain? Insulin detemir in the light of clinical studies

Maciej T. Małecki, Jan Skupień
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(6):259-264.

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Vol 9, No 6 (2008): Practical Diabetology
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2008-12-22

Abstract

In this review we describe the problem of excessive weight gain during insulin treatment in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We explain possible causes of this phenomenon, such as hypoglycemia and defensive snacking, anabolic action of insulin, and results of non-physiologic mode of insulin administration. We explain advantages of use of detemir, a long-acting insulin analog, in patients with diabetes and illustrate mechanisms of its beneficial action in respect to weight gain.

Abstract

In this review we describe the problem of excessive weight gain during insulin treatment in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We explain possible causes of this phenomenon, such as hypoglycemia and defensive snacking, anabolic action of insulin, and results of non-physiologic mode of insulin administration. We explain advantages of use of detemir, a long-acting insulin analog, in patients with diabetes and illustrate mechanisms of its beneficial action in respect to weight gain.
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Keywords

detemir; insulin analog; body mass

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Title

Is insulin treatment always associated with weight gain? Insulin detemir in the light of clinical studies

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 9, No 6 (2008): Practical Diabetology

Pages

259-264

Published online

2008-12-22

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(6):259-264.

Keywords

detemir
insulin analog
body mass

Authors

Maciej T. Małecki
Jan Skupień

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