Journal article

Endocrinology - 3: Preventing complications of diabetes

KL Bate, G Jerums

The Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2003


Diabetes complications are common and almost triple the annual cost of managing diabetes. Microvascular complications are the major risk in type 1 diabetes, while macrovascular complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetes. Control of hyperglycaemia (target HbA(1c) level < or = 7%) and hypertension (target blood pressure < or = 130/80 mmHg) prevents microvascular complications in both types of diabetes; a multifactorial approach, comprising behaviour modification and pharmacological therapy for all risk factors, reduces the development of micro- and macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes. The benefit of treating dyslipidaemia is at least as great in ..

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