Treating to target in type 2 diabetes: A case presentation

Stephen N. Davis, Susan M. Renda

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With a pharmacologic regimen that included OADs and insulin, in addition to lifestyle modifications and instruction from a certified diabetes educator, Mrs Diaz was able to achieve glycemic control. Type 2 diabetes is a multifaceted disease in which numerous factors contribute to the increase in blood glucose. Similarly, management of type 2 diabetes must involve a multifaceted approach that addresses all of the contributing factors. This case study illustrates how type 2 diabetes can be effectively managed with an approach that involves (1) using a multidisciplinary team that includes a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian; (2) controlling concomitant risk factors, including obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; (3) reducing both FPG and PPG levels; (4) choosing appropriate combinations of OADs; (5) initiating insulin therapy at the appropriate time; (6) selecting an insulin regimen that provides flexibility; (7) initiating frequent patient monitoring; and (8) reevaluating treatment options when response is not adequate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137S-145S
JournalDiabetes Educator
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)


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