Newly Diagnosed Patient with Diabetes

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Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes

Patient information can be accessed here: Eating Well with Diabetes



  • Initially 500mg with breakfast for 1 week
  • Then 500mg with breakfast and evening meal
  • Then 500mg with breakfast, lunch and evening meal
  • Max 3g daily in divided doses.


  • Initially, 40-80mg daily, adjusted according to response
  • Up to 80mg as single daily dose, with breakfast
  • Higher daily doses divided
  • Max 160mg twice daily


  • The dose of insulin is adjusted on an individual basis, by gradually increasing the dose but avoiding troublesome hypoglycaemic reactions.
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 December 2015

Next review: 31 December 2017

Version: 2

Approved By:

Reviewer Name(s): Satinder Bal

Document Id: TAM161