This three-part article provides an overview of the evidence-based care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, in the view of recent literature and research. Type 2 diabetes is the focus of this review, since, it is much more common and accounts for 90-95% of all diabetic cases worldwide. Part-I discussed the epidemiological overview of the disease at the global and national levels; followed by the rationale and criteria for screening and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes including the important components that should be assessed at an initial evaluation of the patient. Part-II provides key information about the non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes. Meanwhile, part-III will review the prevention, screening and management of long-term complications among persons with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1.