Insulin has been used as a standard treatment for patients with diabetes for almost 100 years. Over time, advances in insulin development have improved its pharmacologic properties. Most recently, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a novel, follow-on basal insulin agent, with more expected to be commercially available in the near future. With the imminent availability of follow-on basal insulin agents, clinicians need to be aware of the potential benefits and concerns in order to facilitate informed decision making and to provide the best possible advice and guidance to their patients with diabetes. This program will review how follow-on insulin products are developed, manufactured, and receive regulatory approval; evaluate clinical trial data for new and emerging follow-on basal insulin agents; and provide practical information and guidance on how they may be incorporated into clinical practice. While it is unknown how follow-on basal insulins will affect patient outcomes, they have the potential to increase access to treatment among patients with diabetes and reduce healthcare costs.
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