Treatment errors and pitfalls

• Avoid prescribing oral hypoglycaemic agents prematurely. Allow a reasonable trial of diet and exercise for NIDDM patients, especially if they are overweight.

• Review the need for continued oral therapy after 3 months of treatment.

• Glucose tolerance tests should be avoided if the diagnosis can be made on the basis of symptoms and fasting or random blood sugar (a glucose load carries a risk of hyperosmolar coma).

• Keep an eye on the development of ketones in IDDM patients by checking urinary ketones and if present watch carefully because diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening emergency.

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