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Volume 36, Number 2, pages 2-4

What to Tell Your Patients about Insulin Pen Devices

Julienne K. Kirk, PharmD, CDE, Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Depending on your patients’ diabetes and blood glucose goals, you may start them on insulin to help manage their glucose levels. Although you will prescribe the appropriate insulin to help your patients reach their goals, from the patients’ perspective, treating their diabetes can be challenging if insulin is added to their treatment regimen without clear instructions and follow up to make them feel at ease with the steps needed for success.

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