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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 5 N3

Seeing through the plethora of medications for diabetes


Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown the benefit of tight glycaemic control in reducing complications, but with many conventional treatments this can result in weight gain and hypoglycaemia. Newer treatments may lessen these problems, but evidence of their long term efficacy is lacking.

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  • Authors: B.Inkster, L.Duthie & M.W.J. Strachan
  • Keywords: Type 2 diabetes, thiazolidinediones, GLP-1 agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors.
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