Summary The goal in the treatment of diabetes is glycemic control and the

Summary the goal in the treatment of diabetes is

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Summary The goal in the treatment of diabetes is glycemic control, and the prevention of short term and long term complications. While diabetes is a chronic disease, it can be managed with proper treatment, patient education, and patient’s willingness to comply with the prescribed treatment.
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DIABETES AND DRUG TREATMENTS 5 The treatment plan, including drug selection should be individualized. While type 2 DM can be managed by diet and exercises, initiation of drug therapy is recommended for those whose glycemic control does not meet the recommended goals. Continued monitoring of the patient’s response to treatment, as well as side effects to drugs is necessary in order to make necessary changes to the treatment plan.
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DIABETES AND DRUG TREATMENTS 6 References Arcangelo, V. P., & Peterson, A. M. (2013). Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice: A practical Approach (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Davoren, P. (2014). Safe prescribing of metformin in diabetes. Australian Prescriber , 37 (1). Gray, A. (2015). Nutritional recommendations for people with diabetes. Endotext . Retrieved from Kelley Newlin, L., & Allison, W. (2015). Pharmacotherapy of type 2 diabetes mellitus: Navigating current and new therapies. MEDSURG Nursing , 6 , 413. Retrieved from Lavenia, F., Adkins, S. E., & Shubrook, J. H. (2015). Use of oral combination therapy for type 2 diabetes in primary care: Meeting individualized patient goals. Postgraduate Medicine , 127 (8), 808-817. Pharmacologic approaches to glycemic treatment: Standards of medical care in diabetes. American Diabetes Association . (2018). doi.org/10.2337/dc18-s008
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