oa South African Family Practice - Diabetes mellitus type 2 : review article

Volume 46, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(6) 38 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Diagnosis of Type 2 Address other risk factors Lifestyle modifications as part of initial management Disease identification card or disc recommended Measure HbA1c every 3 months depending on control and changes in therapy Target HbA1c should be ?7.0% Have lifestyle modifications been successful? NO Consider oral hypoglycaemic agents Is there renal and/or cardiac dysfunction YES Continue to monitor HbA1c every 6 months YES Consider sulphonylurea NO Is Patient's BMI > 25? YES Use metformin NO Consider either metformin or a sulphonylurea depending on plasma glucose Adequate control? NO Optimise dose of ..

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