Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

Published: Jul 02, 2007

Inhaled insulin, taken before meals, can improve blood glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes who have not had good results with short-acting injected insulin that is taken in addition to the baseline insulin administered throughout the day and night, according to a new review of the body of published research. People who use insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes typically have to take extra insulin at mealtimes to regulate the glucose response to food. They can use short-acting injected insulin or inhaled insulin.

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