Insulin therapy for adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A position statement of the korean diabetes association, 2017

Byung Wan Lee, Jin Hwa Kim, Seung Hyun Ko, Kyu Yeon Hur, Nan Hee Kim, Sang Youl Rhee, Hyun Jin Kim, Min Kyong Moon, Seok O. Park, Kyung Mook Choi

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The Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) has regularly updated its Clinical Practice Guidelines. In 2017, the KDA published a position statement on the use of antihyperglycemic agents for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Growing evidence from new multinational clinical trials using novel and traditional insulin analogues has also been accumulated. Following global trends, many results of clinical trials, especially concerning the clinical efficacy and safety of insulin therapy, have been published about Korean patients with T2DM. After a systematic search of recent evidence, the KDA updated and modified its clinical practice recommendations regarding the initiation, choice, and intensification of insulin and created an insulin treatment algorithm for the first time to guide physicians caring for adult Korean patients with T2DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)967-973
Number of pages7
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1



  • Clinical practice guideline
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypoglycemic agents
  • Insulin
  • Korea
  • Type 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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