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This article originally posted and appeared in  BG ControlIssue 731

Glycemic Targets Not Aligned with A1C Goals

Research published in Diabetes Care in February found that while most health groups advise diabetes patients to target fasting blood glucose rates lower than 120 mg/dL, the actual mean fasting glucose level was higher in those whose A1C rates ranged between 5.5% and 6.99%. "Considering the safety concerns surrounding hypoglycemia, the current recommended glucose targets emphasizing lower fasting blood glucose and higher postprandial blood glucose should be reevaluated," researchers said. 

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This article originally posted 29 May, 2014 and appeared in  BG ControlIssue 731

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