2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-27302012000200005
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Abstract: Objective: To analyze drug prescriptions for insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients seen in the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (Unified Health System -SUS) in Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil. Subjects and methods: All the patients with diabetes seen in the SUS in the western district of Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil between March/2006 and February/2007 were included in the study. Results: A total of 3,982 patients were identified. Mean age of the patients was 60.6 years… Show more

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“…They also noticed that introduction of insulin therapy in type2 DM improves the glycemic control to decrease the HbA1c levels for patients over 9%. The doses for monotherapy were lower than used in polytherapy [10].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 88%
“…They also noticed that introduction of insulin therapy in type2 DM improves the glycemic control to decrease the HbA1c levels for patients over 9%. The doses for monotherapy were lower than used in polytherapy [10].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 88%
“…3 Diabetes can be treated pharmacologically as well as non-pharmacologically. 4 The non-pharmacological measures generally include dietary control with reduction in calorie intake, regular exercises to reduce body weight along with the exercises to relieve the stress such as yoga. The mainstay of diabetes management is aimed to obtain a good glycaemic control and reduce the chronic complications of diabetes and the comorbid diseases such as cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases, which are preventable and manageable with proper punctual medication, good regular follow ups and investigations.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…La proporción de pacientes que sobrepasan el rango de dosis terapéutico máximo resultó igual a la encontrada en Brasil 23 . Del mismo modo, aunque las sulfonilureas deben ser ingeridas 30 minutos antes de las comidas principales, por varias razones 21,24 en un tercio de los pacientes no se realizó esta recomendación.…”
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