You know your patients, you know what they need

Who they are:

Adults with type 2 diabetes who aren't to their A1C goal and are on one or more oral therapies.

What they may be feeling:

  • Frustration over not achieving treatment goals1
  • Desire to do well2
  • Reluctant to start injectable therapy3

What they need now:

They are trying to impact their diabetes care, but nutrition, exercise, and orals alone are not enough.4 They need to change therapy.4,5


  1. Beverly EA, Ritholz MD, Brooks KM, et al. A qualitative study of perceived responsibility and self-blame in type 2 diabetes: reflections of physicians and patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(9):1180-1187.
  2. Skinner TC. Psychological barriers. Eur J Endocrinol. 2004;151(suppl 2) :T13-T17.
  3. Polonsky WH, Hajos TR, Dain MP, Snoek FJ. Are patients with type 2 diabetes reluctant to start insulin therapy? An examination of the scope and underpinnings of psychological insulin resistance in a large, international population. Curr Med Res Opin. 2011;27(6):1169-1174. doi:10.1185/03007995.2011.573623. Epub 2011 Apr 6.
  4. Korytkowski M. When oral agents fail: practical barriers to starting insulin. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2002;26(suppl 3):S18-S24.
  5. Joy SV. Clinical pearls and strategies to optimize patient outcomes. Diabetes Educ. 2008;34(suppl 3):54S-59S.