Yesterday , I mentioned the "New Treatment Guidelines for managing hyperglycemia in patients with Type 2 Diabetes " published in April 2012. A committee of 6 American and 6 European Diabetes Specialist spent over 3 years developing these guidelines. They produced a 12 page document That I will review with you over the next few days.
Patient Centered approach
I believe this is the most important concept of this document. They focus on the idea of individualized treatment goals . Please review my quote from Ann Peters, MD ( one of the guideline developers) in yesterdays blog.
I will also ask you to review two other blogs in preparation for our review.
Jan.19, 2012 You fail to achieve 100% of the goals you don't set
Feb. 9 , 2012 Glucophage failed , now what should I do
I plan to review 3 pages of this document each day.
Have Fun, Be Smart and set diabetes management goals with the help of your physician
David Calder, MD