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Type 2 Diabetes – Management and Medication

IDDT is pleased to announce the launch of its new booklet “Type 2 Diabetes – Management and Medication”.

The booklet has been produced to help patients better understand the treatments available and the on-going management of their diabetes. The aim is to help them understand and reduce the risks of developing long-term complications.

Patients really don’t receive enough support from their healthcare professionals and there is a general lack of education about the progressive nature of the disease. This booklet explains about the likely progression of the condition and the fact that patients once diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within 7 years (on average) need treatment with insulin. The booklet explains the different types of treatment and the ways in which different types of medication work, such as tablets and/or insulin. We also explain how the insulins work, from long-acting to short-acting, and the different ways of administering insulin, from pens to insulin pumps.

Type 2 Diabetes – Management and Medication is available to patients free of charge, but a small postage & packing charge will be made for healthcare professionals requesting multiple copies.

Download an electronic (PDF) copy here –
Type 2 Diabetes – Management and Medication

Or order the printed version via the –
IDDT Leaflets order form