Current glycemic targets advised for diabetes patients don't align with recommended HbA 1c levels, a new analysis of continuous glucose monitoring data suggests.
Professional societies' recommendations for diabetes management advise HbA 1c goals of 6.5% or less, or less than 7%, with individualization based on a variety of factors. But HbA 1c is measured only once every 3 months, and day-to-day self-management of diabetes to achieve and maintain the individualized target HbA 1c is facilitated by self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) values, especially in patients treated with insulin.
Glucose Targets and A1c Goals Aren't in Synch, Study Finds
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