oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Holistic diabetes care - empowering patients and practitioners : editorial



Extracted from text ... JEMDSA 76 November 2005, Vol. 10, No. 3 A number of landmark studies have made it abundantly clear that the goals of diabetes care involve striving for optimal metabolic and blood pressure control. The message is now loud and clear: lower HbA1C, lower lowdensity lipoprotein cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Failure to achieve these targets makes the person with diabetes susceptible to macrovascular and microvascular disease, with the attendant consequences. In the clinical situations faced by many practitioners in South Africa, however, attainment of these goals is an unrealistic expectation. Although this should not detract from efforts to maximise metabolic ..


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