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      Avances en terapia insulínica en la diabetes mellitus tipo 1: Aciertos y desaciertos Translated title: Advances in insulin-therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus: Success and failures

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          La historia del desarrollo del tratamiento farmacológico de la diabetes tuvo un capítulo esencial en el descubrimiento de la insulina y su introducción como terapia de la diabetes tipo 1. El conocimiento de sus complicaciones trajo consigo la necesidad de una terapia más sofisticada. Desde entonces, las preparaciones de insulina y las estrategias terapéuticas han ido desarrollándose inicialmente a expensas del origen de la insulina, y posteriormente con la incorporación de sustancias que modificaban su absorción. Ya en la década de los 90 surgieron entonces los análogos de la insulina, con una especial capacidad de cambio en su farmacocinética. Más adelante se introdujeron nuevas formas de liberación, que son, las bombas de infusión continua, los aerosoles y todo esto apoyado por nuevos sistemas de monitorización de la glucosa. En la última década el trasplante de islotes y la terapia génica con la obtención de células ß a partir de células madres pluripotenciales, aumentan las expectativas en este campo. Todos estos elementos confirman el interminable camino en la búsqueda de terapéuticas eficaces en el tratamiento de la diabetes mellitus tipo 1. Con este trabajo nos proponemos exponer los principales avances en materia de terapia insulínica y reflexionar sobre aciertos y desaciertos en su introducción.

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          History of development of pharmacological treatment of diabetes had an essential chapter in descovery of insulin and its introduction as therapy of Type 1 diabetes. Knowledge of its complications, lead to the need of a more sophisticated therapy. Since then, insulin preparations and therapeutical strategies has been initially developing at the expense of insulin origin, and then with incorporation of substances modifying its absorption. As long as in 1990, emerged insulin analogues with an special change ability in its pharmacokinetics. Then, new ways of release were introduced, e.g. continuous infusion pumps, aerosols, and all this supported by new systems of glucose monitoring. In the pas decade, islet transplant and gen therapy with obtention of ß cells from pluripotential stem cells, increase expectation in this field. All these elements confirm the endless path in the search of efficaceous therapeutics in treatment of Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Aim of this paper is to expose main advances on the subject of insulin therapy and to think over sucess and failures in its introduction.

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                Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
                Rev Cubana Endocrinol
                Editorial Ciencias Médicas (Ciudad de la Habana )
                April 2007
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                [1 ] Instituto Nacional de Endocrinología Cuba


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