Treatment Goals in Diabetes.

Melmer, Andreas; Laimer, Markus (2016). Treatment Goals in Diabetes. In: Stettler, C.; Christ, E.; Diem, P. (eds.) Novelties in Diabetes. Endocrinte Developement: Vol. 31 (pp. 1-27). Basel: Karger 10.1159/000439364

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The quality of glycaemic control in diabetes mellitus relies on accurate individualization of available treatment options. Treatment targets depend on the type and duration of diabetes, the patients' abilities and characteristics and the individual risk for acute and/or late-stage complications. These complications include hypoglycaemia, which can be severe and life threatening, hyperglycaemia, which is a main factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, and macrovascular and microvascular disease, both of which are hallmark features of diabetes-associated constraints. Moreover, other treatment goals in diabetic patients influence both glycaemic control and quality of life. Lipoproteins, blood pressure, weight control, mental health and lifestyle are important factors that contribute to the frequency of diabetes-associated complications.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Laimer, Markus

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1662-2979

ISBN:

978-3-318-05638-9

Series:

Endocrinte Developement

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Markus Laimer

Date Deposited:

08 Apr 2016 09:19

Last Modified:

08 Apr 2016 09:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000439364

PubMed ID:

26824869

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77606

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