[Insulin and type 2 diabetes mellitus]

Lanker, Andrea; Müller, Bruno; Diem, Peter (2009). [Insulin and type 2 diabetes mellitus]. Therapeutische Umschau, 66(10), pp. 685-93. Bern: Huber

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Worldwide an increasing number of persons suffers from type 2 diabetes. Often treatment with oral hypoglycemic agents is not sufficient for adequate glycemic control and additional insulin treatment is necessary. Treatment with insulin is recommended if HbA1c levels below 7% cannot be achieved despite lifestyle measures and the proper use of oral hypoglycemic agents. In addition, pregnancy, periods pre and post major operations, treatment in intensive care units, glucocorticoid medication, severe peripheral neuropathy as well as contraindications of oral hypoglycaemic agents may be indications for insulin therapy irrespective of the actual glycemic control. The choice of the appropriate insulin regimen depends on the daily blood glucose profiles and patient needs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Lanker, Andrea Daniela and Diem, Peter

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:13

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:59

PubMed ID:

19830676

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/32305 (FactScience: 197366)

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