Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156


Meta-analysis of the benefits of inhaled insulin in young diabetic patients above 12 years of age

14th International Conference and Exhibition on Targeting Diabetes and Novel Therapeutics

October 17-18, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Alain Ulrich Kalala Kabongo

University of South Wales, UK

: J Diabetes Metab

Abstract :

Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of death and disability. Individuals have to deal with painful injections; inhaled insulin may be beneficial for glycaemic control. The primary objective of this study was to assess the benefits of inhaled insulin for glycaemic control in insulin-dependent and insulin-resistant patients older than 12 years. ADA website, Cochrane databases, and Medline were searched for randomised clinic trials published in English between 2000 and 2003. Relevant studies were identified and selected for our review and meta-analysis. Data extractions were assessed by two reviewers. Seven randomised control trials were included, involving 1689 participants in total. Four studies included patients with type 1 diabetes and three those with type 2 diabetes. All were open label, comparing inhaled insulin to subcutaneous insulin for the duration of ‚?•12 weeks. There was no difference in the proportion of participants achieving HbA1C ‚?•7%. The estimated average relative risk was equal to 0.1420 (95% CI: -0.0313 to +0.3154). The results suggest that the benefits in the treatment group is on average 14.2% less than the risk that in the control group. The null hypothesis shows that the average true effect is equal to zero and only marginally rejected (z=1.606, p=0.108), i.e., at about 10% significance level. Statistically, the differences in results were not quite significant. Therefore, we concluded that inhaled insulin may offer similar benefits for glycaemic control compared to subcutaneous insulin for patient‚??s ‚?•12 years. Further studies are suggested regarding its benefits in diabetes-related acute and chronic events and its effectiveness alone.

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