J Korean Diabetes.  2019 Sep;20(3):170-175. 10.4093/jkd.2019.20.3.170.

Comprehensive Management in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

  • 1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea. imdrksk@chollian.net


Management of patients with diabetes mellitus should not be restricted to the treatment of hyperglycemia and diabetic complications. An integrated comprehensive approach is needed for successful management, which should include lifestyle changes, risk control, medications, early detection and treatment of complications, assessment of associated comorbidities, and self-management education and support. And these efforts should be made periodically and repeatedly after the first visit. The Korean Diabetes Association introduced the concept of comprehensive management for the first time in 2019 when it revised the Treatment Guidelines for Diabetes. Currently, it's limited mainly to assessment and cannot be applied in Korea as it is. However, the level of diabetes management in Korea will be further improved when understanding and applying the concept of comprehensive management for diabetes in any form.


Diabetes mellitus; Guideline
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