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
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
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|