UK policy is shifting the care of long-term conditions into the community, including the management of increasing numbers of people with diabetes. Initiating insulin in general practice may offer benefits of convenience and continuous care. A pilot questionnaire was completed by 49 people with type 2 diabetes who had attended a primary care insulin initiation clinic run by a GP and nurse practitioner both trained to initiate insulin. Respondents highlighted the importance of involving them in decision-making and of providing support as confidence is gained following initiation. This article describes a primary care based research questionnaire reporting quantitative and qualitative data on insulin initiation in a general practice clinic.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Diabetes and Primary Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|