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Article examines guideline for glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes

June 19, 2018

Bottom Line: A JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis article examines the American College of Physicians' (ACP's) 2018 guidance statement on HbA1c goals in nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes, including the possible effect of a recommended HbA1c level between 7 percent and 8 percent for most patients with type 2 diabetes, a range that is higher than other guidelines.

Authors: Elizabeth L. Tung, M.D., M.S., University of Chicago, and coauthors

To Learn More: The full article is available on the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6798)

Editor's Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

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The following related elements from The JAMA Network are also available on the For The Media website:

-A summary video, "Hemoglobin A1c Targets in Type 2 Diabetes," is available for download or to embed on your website. Download the video as a high-quality MP4 file by clicking on this link and then right-clicking and selecting "save video as." In addition, you may copy and paste the html code below to embed the video on your website.
  • A podcast, "A Goal Too Far: Rethinking HbA1c Targets for Diabetes Treatment," is available for listening and download on this page.

  • In JAMA's From The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics section, the article "Ertugliflozin for Type 2 Diabetes."

  • The JAMA Medical News & Perspectives article, "For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, What's the Best Target Hemoglobin A1C?"


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