The Seventh International Barts Symposium was held on April 20, 2001, in London. This monograph summarizes the proceedings of that conference, which shed new light on therapies used for Type 2 diabetes. The contributors are world-renowned experts in the field, and they provide incisive commentary in their respective specialties. Chapters address new developments in the administration of insulin, including oral preparations and long-acting insulin analogue. Breakthroughs in the understanding of the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes are also discussed, along with the future of the glitazones in management. Changing Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes is essential for diabetologists, general practitioners, cardiologists, geriatricians, and specialists in internal medicine.