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An RCT into calculating insulin start dose in type 2 diabetes.

Aims: This trial compares two methods used to find the insulin dose when starting insulin in people with type 2 diabetes in whom maximal tolerated oral hypoglycaemic agents have failed to control glycaemia. One method of initiating insulin (based on height, weight, and fasting blood plasma glucose and insulin resistance) was compared with a conventional method of initiating 10 units of isophane insulin twice daily.

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