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COVID-19: Switching to a once-daily insulin regimen during the crisis

Important note: This guide is intended to assist with insulin management in people with type 2 diabetes, not type 1 diabetes.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has become a need to re-evaluate the insulin regimens of people in care and residential homes and those who require district nursing visits for insulin administration. This need has arisen in order to reduce contact and therefore reduce risk of contamination, and also to address the current increase in demand for community nursing services.

Many older and frail people remain on twice-daily insulin regimens: either twice-daily NPH insulin or mixed insulin. As people become increasingly frail, it is good practice to review their insulin regimen in order to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia and daily glycaemic variability. Where once a twice-daily regimen was necessary to achieve their individual targets, as frailty increases it may be more appropriate and safer to use a once-daily basal regimen.

This quick guide explains how to switch from a twice-daily to a once-daily basal insulin regimen in people with type 2 diabetes, in order to reduce the number of community nursing visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access

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