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Diabetes monitoring and management

Diabetes is a complex condition that requires extensive monitoring to prevent the development of long-term complications, writes Jill Hill

Latest estimations show there are approximately 2.8 million people with diabetes living in the UK.1 Diabetes is a complex condition that can lead to the development of a number of disabling, expensive-to-treat micro- and macrovascular complications.

Diabetes reduces life expectancy by 5-10 years and is the most common cause for renal replacement therapy worldwide, the most common cause of blindness in people aged under 65, and the most common cause of non-traumatic amputations.2 Type-2 diabetes in particular is associated with a number of risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease, and so usually requires a variety of medications for hypertension, dyslipidaemia and glucose management.

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