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Treatment and Management. Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The goal of the treatment and management of diabetes is to decrease symptoms and prevent short-term complications such as low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or ketoacidosis.
The caregiver and patient also should strive to eliminate or minimize long-term problems such as eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), heart disease (macrovascular disease), stroke, and blood vessel disease in the extremities (peripheral vascular disease). (more…)