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Management of an Adult With Type 2 Diabetes With Antidiabetic Medications: A Case Scenario

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Patient Discussion

You discuss with the patient the pros and cons of initiating treatment with an oral antidiabetic medication.  In order to do this, you review with him a patient review titled, “Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes, A Review of the Research for Adults” which can be found at: effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov. The patient asks about the source of the information that you have given him, and you explain it is a summary of a large analysis done at a university that included many studies on the benefits and adverse effects of the currently available antidiabetic agents either alone or in different two-drug combinations. This information was summarized in a way that would allow patients to make decisions with their doctors regarding their course of treatment.