Screening, Prevention, Counseling, and Treatment for the Complications of Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Putting Evidence into Practice
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2002
1997 by the Society of General Internal Medicine
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 12, Issue 9, pages 567–580, September 1997
How to Cite
Vijan, S., Stevens, D. L., Herman, W. H., Funnell, M. M. and Standiford, C. J. (1997), Screening, Prevention, Counseling, and Treatment for the Complications of Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 12: 567–580. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.1997.07111.x
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To summarize current knowledge of interventions that should improve the care of patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Interventions lie within the realms of prevention, screening, and treatment, all of which are focused on office practice.
Review of the literature by a multidisciplinary team involved in the care of patients with diabetes, followed by synthesis of the literature into a clinical care guideline. Literature was identified through consultation with experts and a focused MEDLINE search.
An algorithm-based guideline for screening and treatment of the complications of diabetes was developed. The emphasis is on prevention of atherosclerotic disease, and prevention, screening, and early treatment of microvascular disease. Implementation of these practices has the potential to significantly improve quality of life and increase life expectancy in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.
KEY WORDS: diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent; guideline; prevention; complications; patient education.