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Question #845

The American Diabetes Association recommends many non-pregnant adults with type 2 diabetes work to achieve an A1C = 7%. Which one of the following glycemic patterns would support this goal?


Answer: C:  Fasting glucose less than 130, postprandial glucose less than 180, mean plasma glucose less than 150 -160

Educational Critique:

The American Diabetes Association recommends the following glycemic targets for most adult, non-pregnant individuals with type 2 diabetes:

  • Fasting glucose less than 130
  • Postprandial glucose less than 180
  • Mean plasma glucose less than 150-160
  • A1C = 7%

Goals should be individualized based upon specific patient considerations and may be adjusted to more-or-less stringent goals.  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/suppl/2015/12/21/39.Supplement_1.DC2/2016-Standards-of-Care.pdf page S41   Diabetes Care Jan 2016