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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 1 Update on type 2 diabetes mellitus

3 April, 2017

update on type 2 diabetes mellitus

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus, which results in increased morbidity and mortality, continues to
    increase globally
  • Initial management consists of lifestyle modification and glucose-lowering therapy; metformin is recommended as the drug of first choice
  • Addition of one or two more hypoglycaemic agents to metformin monotherapy is normally
    required in order to maintain glycaemic control over time
  • Optimal management involves prevention of complications and treatment of co-morbidities, in addition to control of hyperglycaemia