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Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics

Type 2 diabetesMay 12 10

Type 2 diabetes affects millions of Americans each year, and many more are at high risk without knowing it according to the American Diabetes… Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 FOLLOWUP

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

PATIENT MONITORING


  • Frequency of followup depends on compliance and degree of metabolic control. Every two to four months…
Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 FOLLOWUP   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 MISCELLANEOUS

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS


  • Hypertension is common (see treatment above)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Impotence

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 MISCELLANEOUS   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 Basics

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

DESCRIPTION
Non-ketosis prone hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance due to defects in insulin secretion and peripheral insulin action. Accounts for 80% of diabetic… Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 Basics   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 DIAGNOSIS

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS


  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Other specific types of diabetes mellitus
    -…
Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 DIAGNOSIS   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 TREATMENT

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
Regular outpatient follow-up except for complicating emergencies such as severe hyperglycemia, hyperosmolar coma, and severe infections

GENERAL… Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 TREATMENT   

Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 MEDICATIONS

Type 2 diabetesAug 09 06

DRUGS OF CHOICE
The following classes of agents may be used alone or in combination. Sulfonylureas are generally used as initial treatment,… Diabetes mellitus, Type 2 MEDICATIONS   

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