Treat early, treat appropriately

Andreas Liebl, Guy Rutten, Carlos Abraira

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The treatment of type 2 diabetes is shifting from secondary specialist centres to the primary care setting. However, for this shift to be sustainable and successful, primary care physicians (PCPs) must effectively provide aspects of diabetes care traditionally supplied by specialists. In particular, the early and appropriate use of insulin in type 2 diabetes will increasingly become the responsibility of PCPs. This review examines how patients with type 2 diabetes are currently managed across several European countries, and explores the evidence around insulin use in type 2 diabetes and the implications for primary care. 2010 Primary Care Diabetes Europe. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S10
JournalPrimary care diabetes
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal insulin
  • Control
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin initiation
  • Primary care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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