Large Increase in Insulin Use Over Past Decade

June 11, 2014 6:03 PM

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Large Increase in Insulin Use Over Past Decade

From 2000 to 2010 there was a large increase in the use of insulin analogs among privately insured patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on diabetes.

Kasia J. Lipska, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues analyzed data from the Optum Labs Data Warehouse, an administrative claims database of privately insured enrollees from throughout the United States. The authors identified adults aged 18 years or ...

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