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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-23

Guidelines for the management of diabetic patients in the health centers of Saudi Arabia

Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Eiad A AI-Faris
P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 23008561

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This paper presents general guidelines for the management of diabetic patients within the primary health care (PHC) system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). It intends to enhance PHC physicians' knowledge and improve clinical practice to ensure better management of people with diabetes mellitus. A step­wise (Algorithm) management approach for different categories of diabetic pa­tients, including diet, exercise, and drugs, is suggested. The peculiarities of Family Medicine, e.g., adopting the biopsychosocial model, the holistic ap­proach, and relations with the hospital are considered.

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