Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
Med Clin North Am. 2015 Jan;99(1):145-156
Authors: Stephens E
Although not curable, type 1 diabetes is controllable. Intensive insulin therapy provides primary care providers with a blueprint for reducing the frequency of the devastating complications of diabetes that were all too common in the recent past. Considering the remarkable advances in contemporary therapy, including multiple daily injections and subcutaneous insulin infusions, the likelihood of even greater future improvements in quality of life and survivability can be anticipated. Success requires patient engagement and education, an informed primary care provider, and an interdisciplinary team to maximize the benefits of insulin therapy and avoid the risks of hypoglycemia.
PMID: 25456648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]