Danish diabetes patients often prescribed expensive insulin first

A new report by the Danish Health Data Authority shows that many insulin users start their first treatments on a more expensive insulin relative to national guidelines.
According to a new report, Danish diabetes patients are prescribed relatively pricey insulin right out of the gate | Photo: Jacob Ehrbahn/Politiken
According to a new report, Danish diabetes patients are prescribed relatively pricey insulin right out of the gate | Photo: Jacob Ehrbahn/Politiken
by ulrich quistgaard, translated by daniel pedersen

Only 7 percent of new insulin users with type 2 diabetes who need basal insulin actually start on the cheapest treatment option, according to Danish media Sundhedspolitisk Tidsskrift, citing a report made by the Danish Health Data Authority.

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