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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #13: Epidemiology and Geography of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Part 2 of 5

Age- and sex-specific prevalence of diabetes: The prevalence of diabetes has been estimated by applying the WHO 1999 criteria for 13 European and 11 Asian cohorts participating in the DECODE and the DECODA studies. In Europe, the age-specific prevalence of diabetes rose with age up to 70s and 80s in both men and women.

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When Pills Are Hard to Swallow, Find Alternatives

Woman, 67 years of age, newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with an A1C of 7.8%. Met with PCP who prescribed metformin ER and referred patient for diabetes education. Patient made some dietary and physical activity changes at first, but upon return visit her A1C was 8.5%. She reported she did not take the metformin. “I can’t swallow big pills. The bottle said not to crush or break the tablets. They were just too big to swallow. So then I just gave up on everything.”

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