Getting patients started

For your appropriate patients with type 2 diabetes who are on basal insulin, adding mealtime insulin to their basal regimen can help them meet their glycemic goals. Adding mealtime insulin may be right for patients who:

  • Are at FPG goal but not at A1C goal (<7%)1
  • Are not at PPG goal

These two intensification approaches describe how to add mealtime insulin to your patient's basal insulin therapy:

  • The FullSTEP® approach added mealtime bolus injections sequentially to a basal regimen
  • The 4-T approach started by adding 3 bolus doses to a basal regimen

Resources to support your efforts

These tools can help you identify patients who may benefit from mealtime insulin, and provide resources to help them get started.

For Professionals

Healthcare Provider Communications Booklet (5.8 MB)

Practical advice on initiating conversations with patients about basal-bolus therapy.

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FullSTEP® Dosing Tool

The FullSTEP® dosing tool shows NovoLog® and basal insulin approaches to patient self-titration .

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Additional resources

Get more information to support your efforts with diabetes management.

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For Patients

Patient Conversation-Helper Booklet (3.8 MB)

Guide patients in effectively discussing how to manage their diabetes.

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Mealtime Insulin Tracking Guide (2.2 MB)

Provides a place for patients to record daily blood sugar numbers.

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Dosing Resource (2.3 MB)

Helps patients track dosing when adding mealtime insulin.

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Additional resources

Find additional support and resources for your patients and your practice.

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