An introduction to insulin use in type 2 diabetes mellitus

South African Family Practice

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Title An introduction to insulin use in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Creator Coetzee, Ankia
Subject Internal Medicine; Endocrinology insulin; type 2 diabetes; practical; multifactorial; basal
Description The benefits of the newer antidiabetic agents available for managing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remain indisputable, but many patients will require insulin therapy in the disease course. Given the limited access to newer antidiabetic agents, insulin remains a standard treatment modality in T2DM in South Africa. Early, multifactorial intervention remains ideal, but glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol values remain above target in many countries. Barriers to achieving glucose control in South Africa include the healthcare provider’s being unfamiliar with the practicalities of insulin administration, initiation and titration. This article highlights these gaps and offers pragmatic solutions to overcome them.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-04-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — CPDreview
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v65i1.5702
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 65, No 1 (2023): Part 2; 5 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Coverage Africa NA NA
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 Ankia Coetzee