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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1992 Jun;21(2):281-312.

Insulin therapy in insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes mellitus.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.


Intensive insulin therapy is suitable for individuals who want optimal glucose control and the least fluctuation in glucose levels. It permits a greater flexibility in life style and the opportunity to vary, within certain limits, meal and exercise schedules and meal content. This therapeutic approach is modeled on physiologic insulin secretion, but shortcomings in the subcutaneous route of delivery hamper the ability to control precisely the glucose levels. The therapy is most successful when the user is motivated to do the glucose monitoring and carbohydrate counting and educated to make rational decisions about how to adjust the insulin doses.

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