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Devices for insulin administration

The incidence of diabetes is increasing dramatically in the UK, mainly due to the rise in type 2 diabetes, associated with an increase in obesity and decrease in physical activity. Type 2 diabetes is progressive and initially requires the patient to make changes in lifestyle and take oral hypoglycaemic agents. The patient may eventually require insulin therapy because of gradual beta cell failure. Evidence from the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (1998) showed that improving blood glucose ...

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