Comparing Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
What to Discuss With Your Patients
Establishing a goal for HbA1c and strategies to help accomplish that goal, including weight loss and exercise along with consistent use of medication. Strategies to increase adherence include creating a medication schedule, addressing the costs of medications, and reporting adverse events in a timely manner. The need for regular glucose testing and routine blood tests for HbA1c.
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