Treatment made personal
According to Dr Chan Siew Pheng, consultant endocrinologist at Subang Jaya Medical Centre, diabetes treatment must be tailored to the individual.
Factors that are taken into consideration include age, body weight and history of other medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke and renal impairment.
This assessment will then help doctors determine a treatment plan for the patient, covering health goals and guidelines that include: Recommended diet Targeted blood glucose level (A1c level)
Recommended exercise intensity
Targeted blood pressure and cholesterol levels