Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

June 19, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: June 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Many patients with type 2 diabetes consider finger-prick blood tests key for keeping blood glucose levels under control. But according to a new study, they are unlikely to be beneficial for patients who are not receiving insulin therapy.






Factors associated with early insulin initiation in Type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To examine the patient characteristics associated with early initiation of insulin after a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.

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Results from a subgroup of the PREDICTIVE study

June 7, 2009

Title:  Switching patients from insulin glargine-based basal-bolus regimens to a once daily insulin detemir-based basal-bolus regimen: results from a subgroup of the PREDICTIVE study

Source:  International Journal of Clinical Practice, 63 (3) p.425-432

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Date of publication:  01 March 2009

Publication type:  Clinical Trial

In a nutshell: The PREDICTIVE[TM] study, a large, multinational observational trial, was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of insulin detemir (IDet) in routine clinical practice. Twelve-week follow-up data from patients with type 1 (T1D) or type 2 (T2D) diabetes in the European cohort switched from once or twice daily insulin glargine (IGlarg) to qd IDet in a basal-bolus regimen. Switching from IGlarg to qd IDet was associated with improvements in glycaemic parameters and no increase in hypoglycaemic episodes or weight gain. Patients with T1D and T2D may be switched from IGlarg to qd IDet as part of a basal-bolus regimen.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement  Cinahl