More T2's Than T1's Use Insulin Only In The USA

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-04-29 16:58:59 -0500
Started 2009-04-29 14:02:17 -0500

The Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the USA has made an interesting report on the use of premixed vs long acting insulins for Type 2 diabetics. Here is the link.

The report states that 16% of Type 2 diabetics in the USA use insulin alone to control their diabetes. It is reported, elsewhere, that there are approximately 24 million diabetics in the USA and roughly 10% of those are Type 1's. That means that the USA has 21.6 million Type 2's and 2.4 million Type 1's. If 16% of the Type 2's use insulin alone then there are about 3.5 million Type 2's and 2.4 million Type 1's who use insulin alone. So there are about 1.1 million more Type 2's than Type 1's who use insulin alone to control their diabetes in the USA. I was rather surprised.

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Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-29 16:58:59 -0500 Report

The werid cookie person that I am LOVED insulin when I was pregnant. I felt soooo good. I really wanted to go straight to it when dignosed T2. As I get in better control if feel much better - maybe the pills are working for now :)

Sarguillo 2009-04-29 16:31:07 -0500 Report

Hey Rich, Not bad, Math makes my head hurt. LOL. I used to use Insulin alone to control my diabetes. Doc even had me set up for a fast acting insulin but my nurse team memeber talked me into a pill instead. Now Im on a combo coctail of pills and insulin. But that is interesting information.

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