Treatment of hyperglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes
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Treatment of hyperglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes

Lynne Jerreat Lead diabetes specialist nurse, Diabetes Day Care Centre, South London Healthcare NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London

This article provides an overview of the lifestyle advice and drug treatment of hyperglycaemia in adults with type 2 diabetes. The value of patient education is highlighted, as is the importance of working with patients to set relevant goals. Long-term complications are briefly discussed along with the multi-faceted treatment of type 2 diabetes, which includes management of blood pressure, lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors in addition to hyperglycaemia.

Nursing Standard. 24, 1,50-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.09.24.1.50.c7261

Correspondence

l.jerreat@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review