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A Newer, Faster-acting Insulin? (faster Than Novolog!)

New findings from phase 3a trials show that a faster-acting insulin aspart by Novo Nordisk reduced A1c levels and improved after meal blood sugars in people with type 1 and 2 diabetes compared with NovoLog. These findings were presented at the 76th annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in New Orleans. Novolog (also marketed as Novorapid) is a fast-acting insulin aspart. The trial involves 2,100 people with type 1 and 2 diabetes and an even faster-acting insulin aspart. The trial consisted of 26 weeks of randomized therapy using a faster-acting insulin aspart which showed statistically significantly improved A1c in adults with type 1 diabetes when dosed at mealtime compared with Novolog. A similar result in A1c improvement was found when the insulin aspart was dosed 20 minutes after a meal compared with Novolog. What is Faster-Acting Insulin Aspart? Faster-acting insulin aspart is a fast acting bolus or mealtime insulin in investigation stages developed by Novo Nordisk. It is also insulin aspart like Novolog (or Novorapid) but in a new formulation which includes a vitamin and an amino acid intended to increase the initial absorption rate and provide a Continue reading >>

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  1. Dr.P.Ramachandran

    Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas.
    Hormones are transported through blood.
    Only in the presence of oxygen insulin get activated.
    Oxygen is available in blood.
    If we take it orally their is no enzyme to digest it.
    Small intestine cannot absorb it to the blood as other nutrients
    Moreover quick result comes when we inject insulin intravenously
    Hence it is not given orally.
    Hope my answer was useful.
    Thank you.
    Think before act.

  2. Ramakrishna Kambhampati

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells (endocrine cells) of pancreas which helps to maintain correct amount of glucose in our blood. If this hormone secretion become less it leads to Diabetic condition and then insulin hormone has to be taken to check the loss of glucose through urine. Insulin is a protein hormone and if it is taken orally it gets digested in our digestive tract and by the time it reaches the target organ it loses its chemical nature and its activity. If it is given intravenously it can reach its target organ through blood circulation like insulin from pancreas reach the target organ naturally.

  3. George

    Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas to maintain correct levels of glucose in the blood. Low secretion of glucose leads to diabetes. To combat diabetes insulin has to be artificially given. As of now insulin is not given orally because any protein which enters our stomach or rather the gastrointestinal tract is broken into fragments. Insulin will be reduced to single amino acids and thus all insulin activity will be lost. Researches are going on in this area to develop insulin pills because it has wide public appeal. In december 2009 Novo Nordish announced that it has begun its first phase of experimentation into NN1952 an insulin pill. Its results will be declared by this year. Currently insulin is administered as hypodermic injections,insulin pumps,transdermal,intranasal,jet injections etc. Inhalable insulin was launched in the market in 2006. Now short range inhalable insulin is available.

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