This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

Gold, incentives and meh

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Dr Rangan Chatterjee: ‘Medicine is missing the big picture’

Comment

Not so long ago the first line treatment for T2DM was “lifestyle change”. So we all enthused on better eating, more exercise, smoking cessation etc., but be honest, how many of these patients were able to control their diabetes adequately this way? Frankly, not many, and one by one they gravitated on to metformin et al. A small minority of enthusiasts might keep it up, but most quickly fall off the wagon, with a variety of excuses. When idealism meets the real world, there is usually one hell of a crash.

Posted date

05 Feb 2018

Posted time

1:16pm

required
required
required