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.
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|1.||Start insulin therapy if glycaemic goals are not met on oral glucose-lowering agents alone.|
|2.||Initiate with basal insulin, such as intermediate- or long-acting insulin.|
|3.||When initiating insulin, review concomitant oral glucose-lowering agents. Continue metformin +/- SGLT-2 inhibitors where appropriate.|
|4.||Educate patients and their caregivers about taking preventative measures for hypoglycaemia.|