Intraperitoneal Insulin for Control of Blood Sugar in Diabetic Patients during Peritoneal Dialysis

Kent Crossley, Carl Magnus Kjellstrand

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Abstract

We have added insulin to peritoneal dialysis fluid in three uraemic diabetic patients. The hyperglycaemia and pronounced fluctuations in blood glucose which complicate peritoneal dialysis in diabetic subjects have not occurred with this technique. Studies with 131I-labelled insulin showed that less than 5% of the intraperitoneally administered insulin was absorbed during a one-hour exchange. While the physiology of the procedure needs further evaluation, this procedure has reduced the morbidity of peritoneal dialysis in diabetic patients and made its management easier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-270
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume1
Issue number5743
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 30 1971

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