Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 12--16

Degludec insulin: A novel basal insulin


Sanjay Kalra1, Ambika Gopalakrishnan Unnikrishnan2, Manash Baruah3, Bharti Kalra4 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, AIMS, Kochi, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Excel Hospital, Guwahati, India
4 Department of Diabetology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, India

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Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal
India

This paper reviews a novel insulin analogue, degludec, which has the potential to emerge as an ideal basal insulin. It reviews the limitations of existing basal insulin and analogues, and highlights the need for a newer molecule. The paper discusses the potential advantages of degludec, while reviewing its pharmacologic and clinical studies done so far. The paper assesses the potential role of insulin degludec and degludec plus in clinical diabetes practice.


How to cite this article:
Kalra S, Unnikrishnan AG, Baruah M, Kalra B. Degludec insulin: A novel basal insulin.Indian J Endocr Metab 2011;15:12-16


How to cite this URL:
Kalra S, Unnikrishnan AG, Baruah M, Kalra B. Degludec insulin: A novel basal insulin. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 10 ];15:12-16
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