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Management of type 2 diabetes and insulin

Rajesh Peter, Richard A Chudleigh, David R Owens and Anthony Barnett

in Type 2 Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199596171
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199596171.003.0094

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Management of type 2 diabetes and insulin

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• Since type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease many patients will eventually require insulin therapy • Initiation of insulin is often inappropriately delayed resulting in adverse health consequences • Several different types of insulin are available and the regime used should be tailored to the needs of the individual patient, but informed by recent clinical trial data • Early and efffective use of insulin will commonly improve symptoms and help to achieve better glycaemic control thereby reducing the risk of longterm vascular complications.

Chapter.  4013 words. 

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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