A Retrospective Study On Commonly Prescribed Insulin Preparations and Combinations In The Management of Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Sree Navya Gunaparti 1, *Suresh Kumar Tulsan2
1Department Of General Medicine, Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation, Chinna-Outapalli
2Department of General Surgery, Kushtia Medical College and Hospital, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Objective: To analyze pattern of drug prescriptions for insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients seen in the a tertiary care teaching hospital in India.
Subjects and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted by analyzing insulin prescription pattern of type 1 diabetes mellitus patients presented during the period of July 2017 - August 2017 in a tertiary care teaching hospital.
Results: A total of 50 case records were found.32% of the prescriptions contained single insulin preparation and the remaining (68%) either had two insulin preparations or a combination of insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents. Majority (63%) of the combined insulin preparations consisted of regular insulin (short acting) and isophane insulin (intermediate acting). While using combination therapy with insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs, metformin was used most commonly (67%) prescribed in combination with regular insulin.
Conclusion: Majority of the prescriptions consisted of two insulin preparations with Isophane insulin was the predominant preparation. Metformin was the commonest anti-diabetic drugs used together with insulin preparation.
Keywords: Insulin; Type 1 diabetes; oral antibiotic drugs; audit.