No Need for the Needle (at First)

Davidson, Mayer B.
October 2008
Diabetes Care;Oct2008, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p2070
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study by Chen et al. which describes an approach to the initial treatment of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients with severe hyperglycemia entailing intensive insulin therapy during 10 to 14 days of hospitalization. According to the author, one should carefully examine clinical evidence when deciding on treatments for type 2 diabetes. It is the author's belief that oral antidiabetes drugs (OAD) should be the initial treatment for type 2 diabetes as long as A1c levels of <7.0% can be achieved.


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