Decision Aid Summary

Title Making Choices: Should I Start Insulin?
Audience People with type 2 diabetes, with poor blood sugar control, and have been advised by their doctor/ nurse to start insulin.
Options included Do nothing.
Follow stricter diet and exercise program.
Start insulin injection.
Add another type of diabetes tablet.
Start another type of injection (non-insulin).
Use alternative treatment.
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Lee Yew Kong
Where was it developed? http://dmit.um.edu.my/?modul=DMIT_PDA
Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Malaysia
Health condition Diabetes Type 2
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
5 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.