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Diabetes - a Living Medical eTextbook

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There is an ongoing need for new therapies to help patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) meet target levels of glycemic control, as well as the long-term goals of preventing microvascular and macrovascular complications. This free, electronic textbook discusses the role of newer and emerging treatments and other important topics, such as blood glucose monitoring and the problems of overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Chapters are supplemented by hyperlinks to external multimedia resources such as illustrations, videos, journal articles, and other resources that enhance understanding of relevant issues.

The first chapter outlines goals of therapy for T2DM based on current professional guidelines.

Chapter 2 is an overview of blood glucose monitoring.

Chapters 3, 4, and 5 describe the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of DPP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonits, and SGLT-2 inhibitors.

The final chapter, Chapter 6, examines the effects of traditional and newer therapies.

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