What are the main goals of treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Goals of treatment are as follows:

  • Microvascular (ie, eye and kidney disease) risk reduction through control of glycemia and blood pressure

  • Macrovascular (ie, coronary, cerebrovascular, peripheral vascular) risk reduction through control of lipids and hypertension, smoking cessation

  • Metabolic and neurologic risk reduction through control of glycemia


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