TITLE

Overcoming insulin "resistance": Assisting patients in transitioning to insulin therapy

AUTHOR(S)
Ryan, Gina J.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on how to assist patients to overcome insulin resistance and switching to insulin therapy. It states that the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends metformin, sulfonylureas or insulin as first-tier therapy for treating type 2 diabetes. It notes that reasons for patient's resistance to the therapy include fear of injections, denial of disease severity and hypoglycemia or weight gain. Details regarding the complexity of the insulin regimen are also included.
ACCESSION #
48478498

 

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