Management of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

  title={Management of Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus},
  author={Dr Pierre J. Lef{\`e}bvre and Andr{\'e} Scheen},
The initial management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) should include patient education, dietary counselling and, when feasible, individualised physical activity. It is only when such measures fail that drug therapy should be considered. Dietary management of NIDDM includes a restriction in calories, and these should be appropriately distributed as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Supplementation of the diet with soluble fibre and supplementation with magnesium salts if… CONTINUE READING
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