The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

#397: Insulin, Type 2 Diabetes, Fanny Packs, and Hypoglycemia with Dr. Jeff Colburn

May 29, 2023

Don’t be scared of insulin or hypoglycemia anymore!  Our Kashlak Friend of the Pod Dr. Jeff Colburn gives us all the essentials you’ll need in your fanny pack for navigating the ups and downs of insulin in type 2 diabetes. 

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Show Segments

  • Intro
  • Rapid fire questions/Picks of the Week
  • Case #1: Starting insulin
  • Types of basal insulin: glargine, detemir, NPH, 70/30 NPH/regular
  • Glucose monitoring while on insulin
  • Glucose targets  when taking insulin
  • Overbasalization 
  • Adding additional agents to basal insulin
  • Case #2: Deescalating insulin
  • Insulin use in the geriatric population
  • Hypoglycemia Rule of 15 
  • Glucagon how-to 
  • Outro


  • Producer, Writer, Show Notes, Infographic and Cover Art: Isabel Valdez, PA-C 
  • Hosts: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP   
  • Reviewer: Leah Witt, MD
  • Showrunners: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP
  • Technical Production: PodPaste
  • Guest:  Jeff Colburn, MD

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