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Diabetes

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
Management of the Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome [Article]

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity is part of a clinical spectrum of severe hyperglycemic disorders ranging from pure hyperglycemic hyperosmolarity without ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis, with significant overlap in the middle. From 50 to 75 percent of hospitalizable patients who have uncontrolled diab...


Aug 01, 1999 Issue
Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis [Article]

Diabetic ketoacidosis is an emergency medical condition that can be life-threatening if not treated properly. The incidence of this condition may be increasing, and a 1 to 2 percent mortality rate has stubbornly persisted since the 1970s. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs most often in patients with type...


May 15, 1999 Issue
Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Article]

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly called non-insulin-dependent diabetes) causes abnormal carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism associated with insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion. Insulin resistance is a major contributor to progression of the disease and to complications of diab...


Oct 15, 1998 Issue
Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes Mellitus: New Criteria [Article]

New recommendations for the classification and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus include the preferred use of the terms "type 1" and "type 2" instead of "IDDM" and "NIDDM" to designate the two major types of diabetes mellitus; simplification of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus to two abnor...


Jun 1, 1998 Issue
The Charcot Foot in Diabetes: Six Key Points [Article]

The Charcot foot commonly goes unrecognized, particularly in the acute phase, until severe complications occur. Early recognition and diagnosis, immediate immobilization and a lifelong program of preventive care can minimize the morbidity associated with this potentially devastating complication of ...


Mar 15, 1998 Issue
Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Prevention, Diagnosis and Classification [Article]

Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Management of the diabetic foot requires a thorough knowledge of the major risk factors for amputation, ...


Mar 1, 1998 Issue
Management of Hospitalized Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Article]

Subopitmal glycemic control in hospitalized patients with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus can have adverse consequences, including increased neurologic ischemia, delayed wound healing and an increased infection rate. Poor glycemic control can also affect the outcome of the primary i...


Jan 15, 1998 Issue
Insulin Lispro: A Fast-Acting Insulin Analog [Article]

Research has established the importance of maintaining blood glucose levels near normal in patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Short-acting insulin analogs are designed to overcome the limitations of regular short-acting insulins. Compared with regular human insulin, the anal...


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