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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Family Medicine

Advisor

Tom Colletti

Abstract

This article reviews the treatment of type 2 diabetes in primary care and examines associated improvements in clinical outcomes. Treating type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care is feasible when strategies such as patient education of the effective interventions are implemented. Type 2 diabetes can be managed in primary care using a combination of patient self-efficacy and intensive medical management with oral and/or injectable glycemic control medications as clinically indicated. This type of diabetes management can help reduce the progression of micro- and macro-vascular complications.

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