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A practical guide to starting patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin

Publication date: Monday, 27 April 2009
Contributor(s): Bev Cox

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising and people are developing the condition at an earlier age. Type 2 diabetes becomes progressively more difficult to control over time, so many people need to start on insulin therapy as the pancreas is no longer able to meet the body's insulin requirements on its own. In this article,we look at the practical issues involved in helping a patient to start on insulin therapy for their diabetes.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6, Number 1, Jan-Feb-Mar 2009
Print edition page(s): 6-8
Contributor(s): Bev Cox

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