Background
  • That the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) showed a 25% decrease in the incidence of retinal, kidney and nerve damage in patients with Type 2 Diabetes who had a HbA1C less than 7% as compared to those with a HbA1C greater than 7.9%? And that for every 1% decrease in HbA1C, there was a 35% reduction in risk of these complication!

  • That the UKPDS also showed a 25% reduction in diabetes-related deaths, a 7% reduction in all-cause mortality, and an 18% reduction in myocardial infarctions (MI) for every 1% reduction in HbA1C?

  • That the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) showed that patients with Type 1 Diabetes had a 50-75% reduction in microvascular complications when their HbA1C was less than 7.2%?

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