- Posted September 21, 2011 by Sonal Singh, MD, MPHSeveral guidelines emphasize the need to use existing therapeutic options to help patients and providers achieve various treatment goals, including target glycated hemoglobin levels to improve microvascular outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes. 1 Blood pressure medications and lipid lowering therapy and prophylactic aspirin therapy are recommended to improve cardiovascular outcomes. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination strategies are recommended to reduce the risk of subsequent infections.
- Posted March 8, 2011 by Sonal Singh, MD, MPH
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive multisystem heterogeneous disease. Apart from its well known microvascular and ischemic macrovascular complications, recent evidence has accumulated that patients with this disease are also at an increased risk of congestive heart failure, fractures, cancer, pancreatitis, and serious infections such as pneumonia. Existing expert guidelines recommend tailoring therapy to the individual patient.