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:
|Glucose control in Type 2 diabetes - oral agents|
|Glucose control in Type 2 diabetes - insulin|
Guides for the following special situations are offered:
|Patients with predominantly fasting hyperglycemia|
|Patients on glucocorticoids|
|Patients 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.