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Current guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Current guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is associated with high risk of cardiovascular disease, eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and nerve pain. Effective treatment is of paramount importance, ...

Education for people with diabetes

Education for people with diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes in the UK is currently around 6%, which means that approximately 3.2 million UK adults suffer from diabetes. Of these, approximately 90% have type 2 diabetes and it is thought that ...

Type 2 Diabetes: Diagnosis

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Type 2 Diabetes: Management

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Preventing type 2 diabetes

Beverley Bostock RGN MSc MA QN Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Mann Cottage Surgery, Gloucestershire Council Member, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society INTRODUCTION
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with ...

Tailoring therapy to the individual patient

INTRODUCTION
The goals of therapy for type 2 diabetes are to prevent or delay complications and maintain quality of life. This requires control of glycaemia, management of cardiovascular risk factors, regular follow-up and ...

Targets for glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes

INTRODUCTION
Increasingly, day-to-day management of people with type 2 diabetes falls to general practice nurses (GPNs).1 It is therefore important that they are familiar with the latest guidelines, and understand how to apply ...

Renal considerations in patients with type 2 diabetes

INTRODUCTION
Renal impairment frequently co-exists with diabetes (type 1 and type 2).1 As many agents used to control blood glucose are metabolised by the kidneys, reduced renal function has important implications for the choice ...

Cardiovascular considerations in patients with type 2 diabetes

INTRODUCTION
The goals of treatment for type 2 diabetes are to prevent or delay complications and maintain quality of life.1 According to some international guidelines, this requires control not only of blood glucose levels, but ...

Short-term complications of type 2 diabetes

INTRODUCTION
Diabetes is associated with a number of complications of differing duration, complexity and severity that can occur during the management of blood glucose levels. This module is intended to develop understanding of the short ...