NGSP News Archive
Are Diabetes Patients Meeting HbA1c Goals?
A recent study finds that achievement of ADA clinical practice recommendations is far from adequate in US adults with diabetes (Diabetes Care 2006;29:531-537). Only about one half of adults with diabetes in 1999-2002 had A1c<7% - the ADA recommended goal - and almost 30% had HbA1c≥8%.
Intensive Therapy Reduces the Risk of CVD in Patients with Diabetes
The results of a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (353:25;2643-53, December 22, 2005) clearly show that lowering HbA1c levels greatly reduces risks for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes.