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A to Z of diabetes

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Foreword: The ABCss of diabetes care

PAT PHILLIPS

Type 2 diabetes: not just a touch of sugar

PAT PHILLIPS

Type 2 diabetes is better considered a syndrome than simply a biochemical diagnosis.

ABCss: A is for A1c

PAT PHILLIPS

Good glycaemic control (A1c levels on target) prevents or delays the onset of complications in type 2 diabetes.

ABCss: B is for blood pressure

PAT PHILLIPS

Controlling hypertension reduces the risk of micro- and macrovascular complications of type 2 diabetes.

ABCss: C is for cholesterol

PAT PHILLIPS

Lowering cholesterol levels by lifestyle changes and medications reduces cardiovascular risk.

ABCss: s is for smoking

JOHN LITT, PAT PHILLIPS

Quitting smoking helps reduce cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

ABCss: s is for salicylates

PAT PHILLIPS, JODY BRADDON

The cardiovascular protection provided by daily low dose aspirin is important in patients with type 2 diabetes.

The WXYZ of cardiodiab risk

PAT PHILLIPS

A mnemonic approach to cardiodiab (cardiovascular and diabetes) risk factors is considered.

Focus on Avandamet

PAT PHILLIPS, ANDREW LOWY

Adherence may be improved by the use of this combined preparation of rosiglitazone and metformin.

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