Diabetes Journal Articles

The following articles describe best practices in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and practical tips for starting patients on insulin.

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Type 2 diabetes: best practices

The AACE guidelines vary slightly from the ADA/EASD regarding treatment of T2 DM - but they are similar in advising to "treat early and treat aggressively". AACE offers evidence-based recommendations from practicing endocrinologists for the whole range of issues related to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes and co-morbidities.

Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Consensus Algorithm for the Initiation and Adjustment of Therapy (2009 Guidelines). Consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

In the Clinic: Type 2 Diabetes

Blood glucose monitoring

Translating the A1C Assay Into Estimated Average Blood Glucose Values

Starting patients on insulin

A Real-World Approach to Insulin Therapy in Primary Care Practice

Overcoming patient objections to insulin

Resistance to Insulin Therapy Among Patients and Providers - Results of the Cross-National Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN) Study

What's so Tough About Taking Insulin? Addressing the Problem of Psychological Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes

Correlates of Insulin Injection Omission

Encouraging weight loss

Talking With Patients About Weight Loss: Tips for Primary Care Physicians

Diabetes nurse educators in primary care

Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Managed by a Diabetes Resource Nurse in a Primary Care Practice