type 2 diabetes mellitus ( aims of treatment)

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Diabetes UK recommended that treatment for type 2 diabetics should have the following aims (as a result of UKPDS findings):

  • blood pressure of 140/80 mmHg or below

  • HbA1c levels of 7.5% (58 mmol/mol) or below

  • fasting blood glucose levels of 4-7 mmol/litre

  • self monitored blood glucose levels before meals of between 4 and 7 mmol/l


Last reviewed 05/2021