Prevention of Complications

Prevention of Complications
  • Glycemic control
    – 1% reduction in HbA1c = 21% decrease in risk of developing a complication
    – Better outcomes with tight control early in the disease process (no evidence for tight control as the disease progresses)
  • Blood pressure control
  • Correction of dyslipidemia (statins)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Healthy diet and active lifestyle
  • Aspirin or Plavix to prevent cardiovascular complications
  • 65-70% of adults with type 2 DM die from macrovascular complications