Managing the risks of commencing insulin therapy for patients with type 2 Diabetes

Managing the risks of commencing insulin therapy for patients with type 2 Diabetes

Author: Laila King - Diabetes Specialist Nurse Educator, The Health Foundation

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Commencing insulin therapy in patients with diabetes introduces a number of patient safety risks, including hypoglycaemia. Healthcare professionals commonly lack the expertise and time to educate each patient about titrating their changing dose requirements.

This discussion paper by Laila King, a diabetes specialist nurse educator, looks and current best practice and guidelines around commencing insulin therapy. It will be useful for clinicians introducing patients to a new insulin regime.

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