Case History

A 55-year-old woman with hypertension and high cholesterol was diagnosed with U^H diabetes six months ago. She has a body mass index of 29 kg/m2 and has not lost significant weight since diagnosis. Her glycosylated haemoglobin (HbAlc) is 8.5%. She is a non-smoker.

Would you start her on drug therapy at this stage? If so, which would be your first drug of choice?

Howlongwould you wait to either start the first drug or step up her therapy? What would be the next drug of choice?

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Blood Pressure Health

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