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SummaryThe goal in the treatment of diabetes is glycemic control, and the prevention of short termand 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.
DIABETES AND DRUG TREATMENTS5The 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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