Different Basal Insulin Options in Type 2 Diabetes


< 15 mins


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Dr. Gihane Zarifa and Dr. Diane Donat discuss many of the most common issues and questions regarding the role of basal insulin in type 2 diabetes. The topics include: role of basal insulin in the type 2 diabetes management continuum; pros and cons of basal insulin use in type 2 diabetes; intermediate insulin in type 2 diabetes; first-generation basal insulin analogues; next-generation basal insulin analogues; selecting a basal insulin for a person with type 2 diabetes.

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.25 Mainpro+ Credits. Cert+ Program ID#: 190473

Diane Donat, MSc, Med, MD, FRCPc

Gihane Zarifa, MD

James Kim, MD, MCFP

Kevin Saunders, MD, CCFP

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine the role of basal insulin in the management of type 2 diabetes
  2. Review hypoglycemia risk for patients on basal insulin and its impact on the patient and outcomes
  3. Differentiate between the different basal insulin options on the Canadian market
  4. Select a basal insulin that matches the needs of an individual person with type 2 diabetes

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