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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