Two New Free Guides on Premixed Insulin Analogues

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09/03/09
The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides the following information received from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care Program:

Two new free publications are available through the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program.

AHRQ has published a free Clinician's Guide on premixed insulin analogues for treating adults with type 2 diabetes. It is entitled, "Premixed Insulin Analogues: A Comparison With Other Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes." This guide summarizes clinical evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of premixed insulin analogues with other insulin preparations and oral diabetes drugs. It is available online at http://ana.effective-healthcare.info/insulin.html. For free print copies, call (800) 358-9295. Ask for AHRQ Pub. No. 08(09)-EHC017-3.

A free Consumer companion guide is also available. It is entitled, 'Premixed Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for Adults.' The information in this guide comes from a government-funded review of research about premixed insulin. This guide compares the benefits, side effects, and costs of a newer type of premixed insulin with other kinds of insulin and pills for diabetes. The guide can help patients learn about the many kinds of insulin available and many different ways to take insulin. It can help patients talk with their doctor or nurse about whether premixed insulin may be a good choice. It is available online at http://ana.effective-healthcare.info/insulin2.html. For free print copies, call (800) 358-9295. Ask for AHRQ Pub. No. 08(09)-EHC017-A.

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