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Treatment guidelines


Key points

  • Diabetes patients have a compromised tissue blood supply, immune reaction and wound healing
  • Differentiate between type 1 (destruction of beta-cells of pancreas) and type2 diabetes mellitus (resistance to insulin)
  • Even type 2 can become insulin dependent
  • Adapt pre-operative medication, timing of surgery and surgical protocols
  • Consider postponing surgery in case of increased Hemoglobin A1c levels


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