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When it comes to treating type 2 diabetes, more options are available to your patients than ever before. Lifestyle modifications and first-line treatment with metformin is a good start but even with this initial approach, many patients struggle to maintain glycaemic control and healthy weight, putting them at risk of long-term complications, such as myocardial infarction, diabetic kidney disease or stroke.1–3


A shift in approach towards early intensification of treatment, as soon as it becomes necessary, could be all your patients need to reduce their HbA1c, maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk factors that could lead to serious complications.3–5

With uncontrolled HbA1c , a 1% drop could make all the difference.

An early shift could change lives.

Is it time to shift the scale on type 2 diabetes with weight loss?

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In people living with type 2 diabetes, glycaemic control can worsen over time. Despite the established benefits of intensive blood glucose control, there is an increasing proportion of patients not achieving desired glycaemic targets. This video covers the importance of good glycaemic control for reducing the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Some of the key results of the UKPDS are summarized and explained, showing how delaying treatment intensification can have a dramatic effect on the risk of diabetes complications.1,6,10,11,14

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Find out more about the various complications your type 2 diabetes patient could face as a consequence of delayed intensification of treatment

Explore this simple guide to early treatment recommendations for type 2 diabetes as stated in the EASD/ADA consensus report.

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