Table 2 Patterns of treatment in type 2 diabetes in 1996 and 2005, stratified by incident and prevalent cases
Incident cases of type 2 diabetesPrevalent cases of type 2 diabetes
1996 (n = 1422), n (%)2005 (n = 6790), n (%)1996 (n = 13 154), n (%)2005 (n = 58215), n (%)
Insulin24 (1.7)123 (1.8)1980 (15.1)9023 (15.5)
Metformin295 (20.7)2882 (42.4)3945 (30.0)33066 (56.8)
Sulphonylureas469 (33.0)848 (12.5)5949 (45.2)19416 (33.4)
Glitazone4 (0.3)329 (4.8)36 (0.3)8463 (14.5)
Others20 (1.4)17 (0.3)423 (3.2)1105 (1.9)