The American Diabetes Association advises clinicians of the potential for insulin overbasalization in the management of type 2 diabetes. Described as the titration of basal insulin beyond an appropriate dose, overbasalization increases risks for adverse effects such as hypoglycemia and weight gain without achieving the glycemic targets needed to optimally manage the disease. There is a need to determine the prevalence of and clinical factors that can lead to overbasalization. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of and characterize the patient variables associated with overbasalization in a family medicine practice.

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