Journal article

Coming full circle in diabetes mellitus: from complications to initiation

Brooke E Harcourt, Sally A Penfold, Josephine M Forbes

NATURE REVIEWS ENDOCRINOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

Glycaemic control, reduction of blood pressure using agents that block the renin-angiotensin system and control of dyslipidaemia are the major strategies used in the clinical management of patients with diabetes mellitus. Each of these approaches interrupts a number of pathological pathways, which directly contributes to the vascular complications of diabetes mellitus, including renal disease, blindness, neuropathy and cardiovascular disease. However, research published over the past few years has indicated that many of the pathological pathways important in the development of the vascular complications of diabetes mellitus are equally relevant to the initiation of diabetes mellitus itself. ..

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