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Pumps vs. Daily Injections: What’s the Future of Insulin Delivery?

Diabetes in Control readers are being asked to participate in exclusive research that will provide new insights into what you think about insulin pumps and daily injections. Whether you’re a patient, a patient family member, medical professional or diabetes educator, we need to hear from you. Please take a few moments to take our survey and help our research. The survey takes only about 3 minutes, is completely anonymous, and lets you make your voice heard in analysis that can potentially influence the future of insulin delivery research and development.

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Preferred A1C

If you could have any A1c result for yourself what would that be?

- Below 8%
- Below 7%
- Below 6%
- Below 5%

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SGLT-2 Concerns

What is your top concern when prescribing SGLT-2 inhibitors to patients with diabetes?

- Amputation risk
- Infection risk
- Kidney risk
- Price

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Diabetes Education Techniques

From your experience, which is the best way to educate your patients who have type 2 diabetes and do not take insulin?

- Individual personal classes
- Group classes
- Online classes
- Recommend a book
- Brochures and pamphlets

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Calculating Corrections

Your patient has been checking their blood glucose after a meal and then using the reading to correct with insulin. What do you do?

- Wait 3 hours since their last injection of rapid insulin
- Wait 4 hours
- Wait 5 hours
- Wait 6 or more hours
- Have them use a calculation to adjust for onboard insulin, then use that in their calculation to correct

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CGM for Type 2s

Do you think that having your patients who have type 2 and are not on insulin wear a CGM can improve their numbers? Follow the link to see if you and your colleagues agree.

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CGM Studies

In your experience, what have most studies about CGM demonstrated?

- HbA1c is lower in CGM users regardless of age or type of insulin delivery.
- Patients using MDI + CGM have greater reductions in HbA1c than those using CSII + CGM.
- Reductions in glycemic variability and time spent in hypoglycemia are not significantly different between SAP and MDI/RT-CGM therapy groups.
- All of the above

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What Should CGM Patients Consider?

From your experience: What do you tell your CGM patients they should consider?

A. Determining how long it takes for a change in basal to have an impact on glucose
B. Monitoring 2-hour postprandial excursion to see how well bolus worked
C. Formally testing basals by skipping a meal
D. A and B
E. A, B, and C

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CGM Candidates

In your opinion, which diabetes patients are the best candidates for CGM?

- Patients on more than five diabetes medications
- Patients unable to achieve their HbA1c goal despite focused efforts
- Patients with frequent or extreme glucose excursions (>200 mg/dL, within day or day-to-day)
- or All of the above?

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