Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Breaking Down the Guidelines for Patients
Diabetes mellitus affects 25.8 million people in the United States, which is 8.3% of the population. Eighteen million people are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus while the remainder of affected people have undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is the 7th leading cause of death in the country1.
In January 2013, the American Diabetes Association published the newest treatment guidelines2.
Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
The proper management of diabetes involves a myriad of lifestyle changes from diet to self-testing.