Article

Barriers to initiating insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in public-sector primary health care centres in Cape Town

DOI: 10.1080/22201009.2005.10872127
Author(s): Monirul HaquePrimary Health Care, Department of Public Health,, Maryam NavsaPrimary Health Care, Department of Public Health,, Sonja Hayden EmersonSchool of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA, Cheryl R DennisonSchool of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA, Naomi S LevittDivision of Endocrinology and Diabetic Medicine, Department of Medicine,

Abstract

Background. The majority of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Cape Town who attend primary care community health centres (CHCs) have unsatisfactory glycaemic control. Insulin is rarely prescribed despite its being indicated for type 2 diabetic patients with inadequate metabolic control on maximum oral glucose-lowering agent (OGLA) therapy.

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