Their findings were published in the online edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
What they found is that doctor's fears of common side effects such as weight gain and low blood sugar were amplified compared to their patient's fears, and that doctors were more concerned than their patients about the possibility of injection-related pain and anxiety. They also discovered that many doctors where only familiar with the insulins of past usage and older delivery systems. They needed to be reeducated about the newer insulins and methods of delivery.
Like many of us now using insulin, we find it much easier to use and if we use care and learn to use it properly. Instead of eating to a certain amount of insulin, we need to learn to count our carbohydrates and adjust our fast acting insulin accordingly. This will prevent most of the risk of low blood glucose and by limiting our carbohydrates, we can prevent the weight gain many fear. Exercise if medically able is another way of assisting the prevention of weight gain.