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New medications to treat type 2 diabetes


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Bereznicki, LRE and Peterson, GM (2008) New medications to treat type 2 diabetes. Australian Pharmacist, 27 (3). pp. 246-251. ISSN 0728-4632

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The number of Australians with type 2 diabetes has tripled since 1981 and continues to increase. It is projected that 1.6 million Australians will have type 2 diabetes by 2030.' Effective treatment of hyperglycaemia is a priority, given that strict glycaemic control reduces the microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes." Epidemiological data from the UK suggests that improving glycaemic control will also reduce the risk of macrovascular complications (e.g. cardiovascular disease),' although this is controversial and it is recognised that improving glycaemic control is only one of a number of possible strategies to reduce the macrovascular risk associated with diabetes

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Pharmacist
Page Range: pp. 246-251
ISSN: 0728-4632
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 05:04
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:42
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