Inside Insulin: 5 Sets of Facts, Figures, and Findings

October 10, 2014

Optimizing the use of insulin for treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes is an ongoing research endeavor. Here, several recent developments you should know about.

Most patients with type 2 diabetes evenutally require insulin to manage hyperglycemia and insulin intensification is the norm as beta cell function continues to decline. Prescribing insulin effectively is nuanced medicine. These 5 slides look at signs your patient is ready for insulin, and research on reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia, GLP-1 agonists with basal insulin, obesity and response to biphasic insulin 50/50, and the pros and cons of premixed vs multidose insulin.