The Long Term Effects of Early Glycemic Control in Patients with Diabetes
May 26, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Adam Chalela, B.S. Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate USF College of Pharmacy
As most of us know, type 2 diabetes can be considered a lifestyle disease with a slow progression towards many clinical complications. Many people with diabetes are unaware of their current level of glycemic control, which can pose a significant risk of developing secondary complications. Because hyperglycemia does not always manifest in immediate attention-requiring symptoms, patients with undiagnosed diabetes are at a higher risk of secondary complications such as retinopathies, nephropathies, neuropathies, and cardiovascular disease that develop slowly over multiple years when compared to those who have an understanding of their level of glycemic control from an early stage in the disease.
A recent study conducted in Japan aimed to observe the relationship between diabetic progression and incidence of secondary micro and macrovascular complications....
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