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The use of insulin in type 2 diabetes

Abstract:

Oral agents have traditionally been the first line pharmacological therapy for type 2 diabetes. However, it is known from the UKPDS trial that these agents fail to control glycaemia over the long term and overall about 6% of patients need to be transferred onto insulin therapy every year. In addition insulin has been tested as a first line therapy in the UKPDS trial and found to be equally efficacious as sulphonylureas in controlling glycaemia and preventing complications early in the course ...

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Matthews, DR More by this author
Volume:
107
Issue:
SUPPL. 2
Pages:
S34-S38
Publication date:
1999
ISSN:
0947-7349
URN:
uuid:c3388971-2f6c-4a41-af09-90b017d7e162
Source identifiers:
72896
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pubs:72896

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