n South African Medical Journal - Approval of chronic medication - Discovery Health hits new lows : correspondence

Volume 100, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



I was asked to see a patient with poorly controlled hypertension and a strong family history of type 2 diabetes. In June 2010, glucometer readings were consistently raised (approximately 18 mmol/l) and his general practitioner did an HBAC, which was markedly elevated at 10.9. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was made and he was commenced on metformin. A fasting lipogram showed significant dyslipidaemia consistent with metabolic syndrome.

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