Endocrine System

When to Consider Insulin for a Type Two Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Patient?

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This is not a prescription. Using medicines without the guidance of a licensed provider  can be lethal.


If the first line therapy fails. then consider the second linc of oral drugs. However, in case HbAlc is greater than 8.5% than consider insulin instead of another Oral agent. OR

Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients that fit the following criteria:

  1. HbAlc levels equal or greatcr than 9.5%.
  2. Fasting blood glucose levels equal or greatcr than 250 mg/dL.
  3. Random blood glucose levels greater than 300 mg/dL.
  4. Ketosis.
  5. Unexplained weight loss associated with hyperglycemia.
  6. A hyperglycemic patient whose status (type I diabetes mellitus vs. type 2 diabetes mellitus) is not known.


By Drbeen

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