From the United Kingdom:
What are the goals in managing diabetes?
The desired outcome of glycemic control in type 1 diabetes is to lower HbA1c (or any equivalent measure of chronic glycemia) so as to achieve maximum prevention of complications with due regard for patient safety.
Individual treatment goals should take into account the patient's capacity to understand and carry out the treatment regimen, the patient's risk for severe hypoglycemia, and other patient factors that may increase risk or decrease benefit (e.g., very young or old age, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), advanced cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, or other coexisting diseases that will materially shorten life expectancy).
With help from your diabetes team, you should find a treatment program that is best for you.
Original posting 19 Jan 2002
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
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