12 August 2018
This article is published in the Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Journal Issue: Vol 33, No 1 (2018)
Authors: Wan Juani Wan Seman, Azraai Bahari Nasruddin, Nurain Mohd Noor
Institutions: Endocrine Unit, Putrajaya Hospital, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
Dr Wan Juani Wan Seman
Treatment options for insulin allergy include symptomatic therapy with antihistamines and use of alternative insulin preparation. Other therapeutic actions which have been reported include insulin desensitization using small doses of insulin or through a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), use of monoclonal antibodies (Omalizumab) and even pancreatic transplantation for severe, resistant cases. We report a case of insulin allergy successfully treated using a modified insulin desensitization protocol.
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