[Antihyperglycemic treatment guidelines for diabetes mellitus type 2 (Update 2019)]

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2019 May;131(Suppl 1):27-38. doi: 10.1007/s00508-019-1471-z.
[Article in German]


Hyperglycemia significantly contributes to complications in patients with diabetes mellitus. While lifestyle interventions remain cornerstones of disease prevention and treatment, most patients with type 2 diabetes will eventually require pharmacotherapy for glycemic control. The definition of individual targets regarding optimal therapeutic efficacy and safety as well as cardiovascular effects is of great importance. In this guideline we present the most current evidence-based best clinical practice data for healthcare professionals.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus Type 2; Glucose lowering; Therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / drug effects*
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / drug therapy
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Life Style
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*


  • Blood Glucose
  • Hypoglycemic Agents