A1c - Why you have to try to go Under 7?

Last year was launched a worldwide campaign to increase the awareness on A1c levels, asking all the people with diabetes to strive to get their A1c level Under 7% and those who are already under 7 to spend some of their time to help others to do the same.

Before the DCCT results came out in 1993 there was some small European studies suggesting that the good control delay or prevents diabetic complications, but it was definitively established with the DCCT results. A few years later the British UKPDS study reported in Barcelona (Spain) similar results with type 2 diabetes patients.

The risk of developing diabetic complications increases as the A1c levels are over 7% and that risk skyrockets with A1c levels over 8%.

Related Links: | DCCT. The Best Evidence. | UKPDS for patients, 7 years implications. |
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