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Insuline initiation among adults and children with diabetes in the United Kingdom

Davies, R. E., Lowes, Lesley Madeline, Cradock, S., Dromgoole, P. and Mcdowell, J. 2006. Insuline initiation among adults and children with diabetes in the United Kingdom. Practical Diabetes International 23 (4) , pp. 171-174. 10.1002/pdi.937

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There is no doubt that insulin therapy is effective in the management of people with diabetes. Indications for the use of insulin are agreed, but wide variations exist in the practice of starting people with diabetes on insulin. Current health care practices in the United Kingdom are increasingly being based on scientific evidence. This literature review concentrates on current insulin initiation practice, examining the evidence base for the insulin regimens used, the process for determining starting doses and the decision making process involved. It concludes that there are wide variations in practice among the multidisciplinary team and that there is little published regarding the commencement of people with type 2 diabetes on insulin. It is likely that custom and habit still play a large role in current practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: insulin initiation; decision making
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1357-8170
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:20

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