In the section, I present a basic approach to management of the diabetic patient.  The information you have learned in the previous sections is now pulled  together.  A few clinical examples are offered to demonstrate how to use this information.

Basic algorithms are presented for:

bulletGlucose control in Type 2 diabetes - oral agents
bulletGlucose control in Type 2 diabetes - insulin

Guides for the following special situations are offered:

bulletPatients with predominantly fasting hyperglycemia
bulletPatients on glucocorticoids
bulletPatients with renal failure

Finally, a complete guide to the current standards for diabetes management are presented.  In this section, the current guidelines for eye care, foot care, etc. are presented and discussed.