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J Pak Med Assoc. 2016; 66(6): 777-778

Recent Advances In Endocrinology: Update to South Asian consensus guideline: Use of newer insulins in diabetes during Ramadan. Revised Guidelines on the use of insulin in Ramadan

Faruque Pathan, Zafar Ahmed Latif, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, Abdul Hamid Zargar, Syed Abbas Raza, AK Azad Khan, Nazrul Islam Siddiqui, Feroz Amin, Osama Ishtiaq, Dina Shrestha, Noel Somasundaram, Sanjay Kalra.

This guidance is an update to the South Asian Consensus Guideline: Use of Insulin in Diabetes during Ramadan, published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2012. A five country working group has collated evidence and experience to suggest guidelines for the safe and rational use of insulin degludec (IDeg) and insulin degludec aspart (IDegAsp) during Ramadan. The suggestions contained herewith are based on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of these novel insulins.

Key words: Aspart, Degludec, Degludec aspart, Diabetes, Hypoglycaemia, Insulin, Ramadan

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