Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 8, August 2010

Type 2 diabetes Controlling hyperglycaemia with early insulin use

Ada Cheung George Jerums Richard J MacIsaac
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Many patients with type 2 diabetes need to progress to insulin use when oral glucose lowering therapies fail to maintain adequate glycaemic control.
To suggest when and how to initiate insulin therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes in the primary care setting.
In general, initiation of insulin should be considered in individuals on maximal tolerated doses of metformin and sulfonylureas with HbA1c levels >7.0% over a 3–6 month period. Current Australian guidelines recommend initiating insulin therapy as once daily basal therapy or as premixed insulins.

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