November 17, 2017
About one in seven patients with diabetes had poor glycemic control between 2007 and 2014 despite an increase in the frequency of self-reported testing and patient awareness of hemoglobin A1c, according to data published in JAMA.
“In 2014, an estimated 30.3 million people (9.4%) in the United States had diabetes. Improving glycemic control reduces the risk of diabetes-related vascular complications,” Saeid Shahraz, MD, PhD, from Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and colleagues wrote. “Studies have shown improvement in glycemic control in the United States from 1998 through 2010, as measured by hemoglobin A1c.”