Clinical inertia in diabetes care: when to move to insulin

Clinical inertia in diabetes care: when to move to insulin

Dr Ivan Kuo urges GPs to overcome clinical inertia when treating Type 2 diabetes, and explains how to initiate insulin with confidence.

The Diabetes, Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study highlighted a problem in the management of Type 2 diabetes: clinical Inertia, i.e. failure to advance therapy when recommended.

More than 50% of GPs “prefer to delay initiation of insulin until absolutely essential”1 and some doctors tend to use insulin as a “threat

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