Diabetes Intervention: Achieving Tight Glycemic Control Through Combination Therapy

The alarmingly rapid increase in prevalence of type 2 diabetes has profound implications for morbidity, mortality, and economic outcomes. Health plans that adopt aggressive approaches to treatment will reap substantial clinical and financial benefits. The articles in this supplement, which derive from the proceedings of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Diabetes Advisory Board in November 2000, address issues relevant to these concepts.


  • NCQA/HEDIS 2000 Guidelines for Diabetes
  • A Retrospective Study of Persistence With Single-Pill Combination Therapy vs. Concurrent Two-Pill Therapy in Patients With Hypertension
  • Glyburide/Metformin HCl Clinical Overview
  • Blueprint for Conversion of Patients on Metformin and Sulfonylurea to Glucovance