Sub-optimal drug treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients in Turkey. A countrywide survey

Damci T., Kultursay H., Oguz A., Pehlivanoglu S., Tokgozoglu L.

DIABETES & METABOLISM, vol.30, no.4, pp.327-333, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1262-3636(07)70124-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-333


Objectives: The present study is a snapshot of how diabetic patients are treated for diabetes and coexisting cardiovascular risk factors in Turkey. We also adressed the question of what percentage of these patients are treated appropriately according to the current guidelines. Next step will be to determine which pharmacological treatment strategies affect mortality and morbidity in these patients and whether there are regional differences in these outcomes.