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Rev Med Suisse. 2013 Jan 16;9(369):100-3.


[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'endocrinologie, diabétologie et métabolisme, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne. juan.ruiz@chuv.ch


The new recommendations on the pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes have introduced two important changes. The first is to have common strategies between European and American diabetes societies. The second, which is certainly the most significant, is to develop a patient centred approach suggesting therapies that take into account the patient's preferences and use of decision support tools. The individual approach integrates six factors: the capacity and motivation of the patient to manage his illness and its treatment, the risks of hypoglycemia, the life expectancy, the presence of co-morbidities and vascular complications, as well as the financial resources of the patient and the healthcare system. Treatment guidelines for cardiovascular risk reduction in diabetic remains the last point to develop.

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