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Articles  |   August 2003
A Primary Care Approach to Comprehensive Care of Patients With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Author Notes
  • Dr Keilers is a family physician and the medical director of the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Medical Assistance Program. 
  • Correspondence to Royce K. Keilers, DO, 6326 Rocky Creek Rd, La Grange, TX 78945-4418.E-mail: ekeilers@cvtv.net 
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Endocrinology / Diabetes
Articles   |   August 2003
A Primary Care Approach to Comprehensive Care of Patients With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 2003, Vol. 103, S3-S7. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 2003, Vol. 103, S3-S7. doi:
Abstract

Early screening of patients at high risk for type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus is key to early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment. Because osteopathic physicians predominantly practice primary care, they are well positioned to serve a leadership role in the fight against the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes. This overview provides some important and helpful practice “jewels” to guide a primary care approach to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes.

 Dr Keilers serves on the physician advisory board and on the speakers bureau of Aventis Pharmaceuticals.