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Type 2 Diabetes: Normal Glucose Levels Should be the Goal

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Aug 1, 2012 - 4:20:36 PM

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( - ATLANTA - Emory University researchers say normal glucose levels should be the goal for management of patients with early type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and prediabetes.

In a commentary published online today in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, and Darin E. Olson, MD, PhD write that “although T2DM is a major public health problem, few clinicians screen routinely to detect this problem early or manage hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) aggressively if it is found.” They say there is now evidence these practices should change.

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