[Pharmacological recommendations in the daily metabolic control of diabetes mellitus type 2. The role of the new insulins]

O Sánchez Sánchez, J Sabán Ruiz
Revista Clínica Española 2007, 207 (8): 411-5
The epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries and the recognition that achieving specific glycemic goals can substantially reduce morbidity, have made effective treatment of hyperglycemia a top priority. In addition, strict control of the multiple, classical and emergent cardiovascular risk factors are also important. Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires continuing medical care and patient self-management education to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications. The development of new classes of blood glucose-lowering medications such as glitazones to supplement the classical therapies such as sulfonylureas and metformin has increased oral treatment options for type 2 diabetes. Combined therapy of two oral agents is the essential axis of type 2 diabetic patients. Early insulin therapy in combined therapy is presently an option according to ADA-2007 Standards.

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