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Effective and convenient treatment of Xultophy with lower doses for elderly diabetic patient

Endocrinology & Metabolism International Journal
Tatsuo Yasuoka MD,1 Kenji Hayashi MD,1 Hiroshi Bando MD,1,2,3 Kazuya Miki,1 Asami Kamoto,1 Misaki Hamai,1 Yasuo Matsumoto,1 Maki Shinomiya,1 Reiko Kawaguchi,1 Miki Ootani,1 Hitomi  Koyabu,1 Michiaki Shibata1

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The case is an 82-year-old female patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) for 22 years. She developed right empyema in early January, 2021 and was treated by antibiotics and CT-guided drainage. After improving the status, she was transferred to Hayashi hospital, Tokushima, Japan. Treatment for T2DM was initially multiple daily insulin injection (MDI), but it could not continue because of injection several times a day by the family. Then, Xultophy was started once a day, which brought satisfactory glucose variability with lower doses. Consequently, Xultophy would be effective and useful agent from bio-psycho-social points of view.


multiple daily insulin injection (MDI), Xultophy, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), bio-psycho-social, multiple daily injection (MDI)