Patients' perceptions of subcutaneous insulin in the OPTIMIZE study: a multicenter follow-up study.

@article{Cefalu2008PatientsPO,
  title={Patients' perceptions of subcutaneous insulin in the OPTIMIZE study: a multicenter follow-up study.},
  author={William T. Cefalu and Chantal Mathieu and Joanne J. Davidson and Nick Freemantle and Stephen M Gough and William Canovatchel},
  journal={Diabetes technology & therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          25-38
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Optimizing Control in Diabetes (OPTIMIZE) survey was conducted to understand the patients' perspective to achieving good glycemic control and to determine how patients' perceptions of insulin may affect their decisions to initiate or intensify their insulin therapy. METHODS A total of 1,444 subjects with type 2 diabetes, at least 25% of whom were currently using insulin, were recruited from an online patient database and via physicians. RESULTS Duration of diabetes was >or=2… CONTINUE READING

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