Pharmacological options for managing type 2 diabetes

Meetoo, D, Wong, L and Alsomali, S 2016, 'Pharmacological options for managing type 2 diabetes' , Nurse Prescribing, 14 (7) , pp. 330-338.

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Diabetes, a chronic progressive life-long metabolic disorder, is characterised by hyperglycaemia, which is due mainly to absolute (type 1 diabetes) or relative (type 2 diabetes) insulin deficiency. The disease is fast-emerging as one of the world's biggest health catastrophes. In the UK, as elsewhere in the world, the prevalence of this long-term disorder is escalating in an uncontrollable manner. A more concerted, strategic and multi-sectorial policy approach, underpinned by solid research, is essential to improving human behaviour and lifestyle to reverse the negative trends in the global incidence of this condition. The management of this condition is becoming a significant health-care challenge to health professionals. Various pharmacological options, such as oral hypoglycaemic agents and subcutaneous insulin, are now available for glycaemic control. Health professionals should always give serious consideration to structured education to help people with diabetes to adhere to their regimen. In turn, this education will improve people's quality of life by minimising and/or slowing the development of diabetes-related complications.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Prescribing
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 2052-2924
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 11:31
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:37

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