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Drug interactions in diabetics


Drugs taken by diabetic patients for reasons other than the control of blood glucose may affect the response to insulin or oral antidiabetic drugs. Drugs may also interfere with tests for glucose or ketones in the urine or those estimating glucose in the blood. In Britain about a quarter of a million people take hypoglycaemic agents and many others are treated by diet alone, so it is clearly important to be aware of these special problems.

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