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Glycemic control and beyond: the ABCs of standards of care for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Authors
  • Kernan-Schroeder, Diane
  • Cunningham, Margaret
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of cardiovascular nursing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
44–54
Identifiers
PMID: 11800067
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The phenomenal growth in the rate of type 2 diabetes presents an enormous burden to society. Diabetes and its complications cost billions and significantly impact quality of life in individuals with diabetes. Diabetes management has transitioned from focusing exclusively on glycemic control to an approach that addresses both glucose abnormalities and the chronic complications of the disease. Increased understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease and the multifactorial basis of diabetes complications suggest the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of all diabetes complications. Preventive approaches emphasizing risk factor reduction strategies are essential. The American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care for People with Diabetes assist both the health care provider and the individual with diabetes to appreciate the comprehensive treatment goals in diabetes and provide specific guidelines for achieving these goals. This article presents these guidelines in an easy-to-remember ABC format.

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