Receiving a diabetes diagnosis can be frightening, especially if you are diagnosed at a young age. For this occasion, D-NET has invited 3 members from the Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme to moderate this discussion on 'How to Improve the Patient-Doctor Relationship'. We have asked them to share with
A Martorell ulcer is a painful ulceration of the lower leg associated with diastolic arterial hypertension. It was first identified by the Spanish cardiologist Fernando Martorell in 1945, who characterized this ulcer as ‘hypertensive ischaemic ulcers’ or ‘hypertensive leg ulcers’.
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a progressive disease characterized by insulin resistance (IR) and beta cell dysfunction. At diagnosis, 50% of beta cells are already lost. This continues as the disease progresses [1-2]. Preservation of residual beta cells is an important target . Usually, T2DM treatment starts with lifestyle improvements,
Metformin was introduced as a medication in 1957, and was recommended by the ADA and EASD in their joint position statement in 2012 and 2015 as initial monotherapy, unless there is intolerance or contraindication. What is your overall opinion of metformin as the initial first-line drug in patients with type 2