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Conventional insulinotherapy

Diabetes mellitus
Types of Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus type 1
Diabetes mellitus type 2
Gestational diabetes

Impaired fasting glycaemia
Impaired glucose tolerance

Disease Management
Diabetes management:
Diabetic diet
Anti-diabetic drugs
Conventional insulinotherapy
Intensive insulinotherapy
Other Concerns
Cardiovascular disease

Diabetic comas:
Diabetic hypoglycemia
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Nonketotic hyperosmolar

Diabetic myonecrosis
Diabetic nephropathy
Diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes and pregnancy

Blood tests
Blood sugar
Glucose tolerance test
Glycosylated hemoglobin

Conventional insulinotherapy is a therapeutic regimen for treatment of diabetes mellitus which contrasts with the newer intensive insulinotherapy.

This older method (prior to the development of long-acting insulin analogs and blood glucose monitoring) is still in use in a proportion of cases.

Conventional insulin therapy has these characteristics:

  • Insulin injections of a mixture of rapid and intermediate acting insulin are performed two or three times daily.
  • Meal are scheduled to match the anticipated peaks in the insulin profiles.
  • The target range for blood glucose levels is higher than is desired in the intensive regimen. *Frequent measurements of blood glucose levels were not used.

The down side of this method is the fact that it is difficult to achieve as good results of glycemic control as with intensive insulinotherapy.

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