An algorithm for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in Latin America

An algorithm for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in Latin America

Autor Chacra, A. R. Google Scholar
Davidson, J. A. Google Scholar
Diaz, J. Google Scholar
Escalante-Pulido, M. Google Scholar
Litwak, L. E. Google Scholar
Mestman, J. H. Google Scholar
More, L. Google Scholar
Violante, R. M. Google Scholar
Instituição Univ Texas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Chile
Mexican Inst Social Secur
Hosp Italiano Buenos Aires
Univ So Calif
Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Ctr Univ
Resumo Diabetes is a principal and growing health concern in Latin America, accounting for significant mortality and morbidities. Large, randomized, prospective trials of various interventional therapies in patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have demonstrated that reductions in hyperglycaemia and management of diabetes-related risk factors can significantly reduce the micro- and macrovascular complications of diabetes. Therefore, patients with type 2 diabetes will benefit from more aggressive treatment regimens to help decrease the occurrence and rate of progression of diabetic complications. Given the many complexities of diabetes management, it is often difficult for general practice physicians to stay abreast of emerging treatment strategies and therapies. Owing to the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Latin America, the majority of patients with diabetes are treated by generalists rather than specialists. This article was intended to assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in developing and using effective treatment strategies to stem the growing epidemic of diabetes and its complications in Latin America.
Assunto diabetes treatment
glycaemic control
self-monitoring of blood glucose
Idioma Inglês
Data 2005-03-01
Publicado em Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, v. 7, n. 2, p. 148-160, 2005.
ISSN 1462-8902 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Extensão 148-160
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000227062600005

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