An Overview of Glycemic Goals and Medications Used to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

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Abstract

Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, comorbidities, and multiple medication use. Medication regimens may be complex, and adherence to these medications, as well as lifestyle modifications, is an important component to achieving optimal glycemic control. As the number of patients with diabetes increases, becoming familiar with the various treatment options for diabetes will be essential to best serve this patient population. The objectives of this overview are to provide a summary of the current glycemic goals used in monitoring patients with type 2 diabetes and a summary of the medications used in the management of this disease.

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