Simplified Insulin Regimen for the Elderly

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Miami
Updated on 13 February 2022
insulin treatment


Basal-bolus insulin therapy, which includes one injection of long acting insulin and three injections of short acting insulin is the most commonly used insulin treatment. However, many older patients find the basal-bolus insulin regimen hard to manage because it involves 4 injections and 4 blood glucose tests each day. It is possible that a simplified treatment that involves one injection of long acting insulin daily and two blood glucose tests daily might be equally effective. This simplified regimen, if effective, would be easier to use and might result in less errors. Therefore, the investigators want to conduct this study to compare using a single daily injection of basal insulin with the usual basal-bolus insulin regimen in elderly patients (age >65 years) with type 2 diabetes.

Condition Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Treatment Insulin glargine, Insulin Aspart, Insulin Lispro
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03660553
SponsorUniversity of Miami
Last Modified on13 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age >65 years

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Unable to provide informed consent
Enrollment in another research study
History of hypoglycemia unawareness
Pregnant women
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