Navigating Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: Steven Edelman, MD
Managing insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be a challenge. T2D is a disease characterized by a progressive decline in the ability of the pancreas to produce and secrete insulin. As such, a patient’s insulin regimen will also change over time. Insulin regimens for T2D include basal only (in addition to the non-insulin oral and injectable medications), premixed insulin once or twice daily, multiple daily injections (basal-bolus therapy), and pump therapy. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) also plays a vital role in successful management of patients treated with insulin.
Steven Edelman is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego, and is the Director of the Diabetes Care Clinic, VA Medical Center. He is the Founder and Director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit organization with the goal of teaching and motivating patients in diabetes self-care. Dr. Edelman has written more than 220 articles and five books. He was awarded the Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Diabetes Association in 2009, the Distinction in Endocrinology award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in 2011, and was recently named in the US News and World Report as among the top 1% of endocrinologists in the USA.