Optimizing insulin therapy in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: optimal dosing and timing in the outpatient setting

Am J Ther. Nov-Dec 2008;15(6):543-50. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e31815aeb79.

Abstract

Management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is continually evolving, and among these evolving therapies is administration of insulin in its various forms. The insulin regimen needs to be tailored to each individual, not only to maximize compliance and glycemic control but also to minimize hypoglycemia and weight gain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents* / administration & dosage
  • Hypoglycemic Agents* / classification
  • Hypoglycemic Agents* / therapeutic use
  • Insulin* / administration & dosage
  • Insulin* / analogs & derivatives
  • Insulin* / therapeutic use
  • Outpatients

Substances

  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Insulin