This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) continues from the ACG on oral glucose-lowering agents in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and highlights the importance of not delaying insulin therapy. It provides clinicians with a practical guide on initiating basal insulin in T2DM and how to prevent and manage hypoglycaemia.
This ACG is currently under review to be updated based on the latest evidence where relevant.
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||Start insulin therapy if glycaemic goals are not met on oral glucose-lowering agents alone.
||Initiate with basal insulin, such as intermediate- or long-acting insulin.
||When initiating insulin, review concomitant oral glucose-lowering agents. Continue metformin +/- SGLT-2 inhibitors where appropriate.
||Educate patients and their caregivers about taking preventative measures for hypoglycaemia.