Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults
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Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

Andrew Lowey Quality assurance/research pharmacist, Trust Headquarters, St James’s Hospital, Leeds

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence supporting their use are discussed. The need for a holistic, patient-centred approach to achieve the treatment goals of glycaemic control and prevention of complications is emphasised.

Correspondence andrew.lowey@leedsth.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 11,55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.11.20.11.55.c4012

Published in print: 23 November 2005

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