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Timing of mealtime insulin can affect quality of life

Conference
EASD 2020
Bolus insulin dosing still poses challenges to most people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A majority of patients would prefer to administer insulin immediately prior to or following a meal; this timing is thought to improve their quality of life.  A multinational study assessed attitudes, behaviours, and the overall impact of pre-meal (15-20 minutes) bolus insulin dosing on adults with T1D (n=1,401), parents of children with T1D (n=350), and physicians (n=960) [1]. Of the adults with T1D, 46% were male with a mean age of 43 years and a mean duration of T1D of 19 years. Most (72%) administered their bolus insulin by injection, and 28% used an insulin pump. Continuous glucose monitoring was used by 43%. The mean age of the children was 10 years with a mean T1D duration of 4 years, 64% was male. Of the children, 74% administered their bolus insulin by injection and 26% used an insulin pump, with 58% using continuous glucose monitoring. A vast majority (...


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