Clinical and therapeutic analysis of type 2 diabetics in Portuguese community pharmacies.

Carla Pires


Diabetes is one of the most important chronic diseases in the world. This observational study was performed in 7 community pharmacies between October 2002 and July 2003.Analysis and characterization of demographic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of a type 2 diabetes group.Systematic selection of 150 patients with questionnaire evaluation. Blood glucose levels, blood pressure, body mass index, family history of diabetes and drug intake were measured. The data were processed using SPSS.Almost all patients had glycemic metabolic decompensation.identification of therapeutic problems and formulation of two study hypotheses: statins could be beneficial to the metabolic control of type 2 diabetes. On the other hand oral intake of sulphonylureas in association with biguanides could be prejudicial.

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