Chapter 27. Insulin and Insulin Treatment

  1. Richard I. G. Holt MA, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP, FHEA Professor in Diabetes & Endocrinology3,
  2. Clive S. Cockram MB BS, BSc, MD (Lond), FRCP, FRACP, FHKAM (Med) Emeritus Professor of Medicine4,
  3. Allan Flyvbjerg MD, DMSc Professor of Clinical Endocrinology Chair5 and
  4. Barry J. Goldstein MD, PhD, FACP, FACE Therapeutic Area Head Vice President6
  1. Stephen Gough Professor1 and
  2. Parth Narendran2

Published Online: 9 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch27

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Gough, S. and Narendran, P. (2010) Insulin and Insulin Treatment, in Textbook of Diabetes, Fourth Edition (eds R. I. G. Holt, C. S. Cockram, A. Flyvbjerg and B. J. Goldstein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324808.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Division, University of Southampton School of Medicine, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

  3. 5

    Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, The Medical Research Laboratories, Aarhus University Hospital – Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

  4. 6

    Clinical Research, Metabolism Merck Research Laboratories Rahway, NJ, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford; Consultant Physician, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Biomedical Research, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191814

Online ISBN: 9781444324808

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Keywords:

  • Life (and death) before insulin;
  • The discovery of insulin;
  • Animal and human insulins;
  • Rapid and long-acting insulin analogs;
  • Soluble and long-acting insulin preparations;
  • Routes of insulin administration other than subcutaneous;
  • Reproducing physiologic insulin delivery-the size of the problem;
  • Subcutaneous route of insulin administration;
  • Selecting the most appropriate insulin regimen

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Life (and death) before insulin

  • The discovery of insulin

  • The first insulins

  • Animal and human insulins

  • Soluble and long-acting insulin preparations

  • Rapid and long-acting insulin analogs

  • Reproducing physiologic insulin delivery-the size of the problem

  • Routes of insulin administration other than subcutaneous

  • Subcutaneous route of insulin administration

  • Insulin regimens

  • Selecting the most appropriate insulin regimen

  • References