The Effects of Type 2 Patients Refusing Insulin
Mar 14, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Mia Flowers, PharmD. Candidate of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Pharmacy
The progression of type 2 diabetes can come with severe consequences if measures to treat make no progress with the disease. Although there are numerous methods to help control or maintain the blood glucose of a person with diabetes, the agents have adverse effects, ceiling effects in lowering the blood glucose or HbA1c, and contraindications, which lessen the value of these options. Insulin, which is usually reserved for uncontrolled diabetes, has fewer contraindications, and is very efficient in lowering blood glucose. However, the initiation of insulin is often postponed and leads to poor glycemic control. Understanding and preventing the causes of these deferred insulin treatments could decrease the prevalence of disease-related complications and promote better and longer-lasting glycemic control. Recent studies have linked the declination of recommended insulin therapy with delayed initiation....
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