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Substandard Care for Diabetes in Diabetes Clinics

Diabetes subspecialty and primary care clinics showed low control rates of A1C, LDL cholesterol and microalbuminuria, compared with family practice and internal medicine clinics, according to a study. While the rates of HbA1c, LDL-cholesterol and microalbuminuria testing appear to be high in both diabetes subspecialty and primary care clinics, the extent of control is substandard for these measures in both settings, according to recent findings. Moreover, HbA1c control appeared to be better in family practice and internal medicine clinics compared with diabetes clinics, the researchers wrote. equivalence in the level of care provided by diabetes compared with primary care clinics. — Rao DT, et al. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015;doi:10.1186/s40200-015-0158-x.