Foreword: The ABCss of diabetes care
Type 2 diabetes: not just a touch of sugar
Type 2 diabetes is better considered a syndrome than simply a biochemical diagnosis.
ABCss: A is for A1c
Good glycaemic control (A1c levels on target) prevents or delays the onset of complications in type 2 diabetes.
ABCss: B is for blood pressure
Controlling hypertension reduces the risk of micro- and macrovascular complications of type 2 diabetes.
ABCss: C is for cholesterol
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
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.