New guidelines compare oral agents for diabetes management

An estimated 50.8 million people in India are living with diabetes, according to the World Diabetes Foundation. Diabetes results in complications ranging from retinopathy and neuropathy to coronary artery disease.

Epidemiological demand combined with increased complexity of care make evidence-based treatment guidelines vital for busy clinicians. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published summary guidelines on use of oral agents for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus based on a systematic review by the United States’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The guidelines summarize head-to-head comparisons of monotherapy and dual-therapy regimens to determine...

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