Insulin: A Voice for Choice

Teuscher, Arthur
December 2007
Diabetes Health;Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p18
The article discusses the dangers of hypoglycemic unawareness in diabetics who are taking human insulin. Human insulin came into use in the 1980s as a more physiological alternative to animal insulin, but some patients however reported a sudden loss of symptoms that had previously warned them that their blood sugar was low. This effect was subsequently confirmed in two clinical studies but nevertheless bovine and porcine insulin were withdrawn from the market. The author says there is not one insulin the fits all and alternatives should remain available.


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