n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Teaching of diabetes mellitus to medical students and primary health care nurses : a family medicine perspective : main article
|Article Title||Teaching of diabetes mellitus to medical students and primary health care nurses : a family medicine perspective : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Oct 2006|
|Pages||552 - 557|
|Keyword(s)||Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic patients, Family medicine perspective, Medical students, Medical training, Practical management, Primary health care nurses and Risk factors|
Medical students should be aware of the significance of HbA<sub>1c</sub> determination as a reflection of the quality of the patient's glycaemic control. <br>Self-monitoring of blood glucose empowers the patient to work together with his/her health care provider to monitor blood glucose on a daily basis. <br>Tight control of blood glucose reduces the risk of onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy in both types of diabetes. <br>Diabetic foot care is crucial in diabetic patients since they experience higher amputation rates than non-diabetics. <br>Poor glycaemic control (HbA<sub>1c</sub> <u>></u> 8%) is a major risk factor for diabetic nephropathy. <br>Lifestyle intervention should be the first step in the management of diabetic patients with dyslipidaemia.
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