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Treating hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: New goals and strategies

A practical perspective on how to use the new oral drugs and insulins, alone and in combination.

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ABSTRACT
To achieve glycemic goals in type 2 diabetes, one must usually use combinations of oral agents or oral agents plus insulin. This paper discusses the metabolic derangements of type 2 diabetes, the different classes of antihyperglycemic drugs, and strategies for using these drugs rationally.


 

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