oa South African Family Practice - TEAM-based and TEAM-driven primary care service : letter to the editor

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(2) 4 Glucose levels after a meal- how important are they? To the Editor: The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial1 and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study2 convincingly demonstrated the benefit of blood glucose control in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients respectively. Following the findings of the aforementioned landmark trials, clinicians have focused the management of DM on the stringent control of blood glucose, i.e., attaining near-normoglycaemia. The vast majority of clinicians base pharmacotherapy of hyperglycaemia on the objective parameters of fasting blood glucose, fructosamine and HbA1c. However, there is increasing evidence supporting ..

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