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April 24, 2021

Apr 24, 2021
 

During the time that we have pharmacy interns on rotation with us, we spend time learning about diabetes and the real world effects of the disease, medications and lifestyle changes. One of the first slides we cover is the one from Stratton IM, et al. BMJ. 2000;321(7258):405-412 that describes the benefits of lowering your A1c by 1% as it pertains to cardiovascular complications and, specifically, myocardial infarction.

That information is over 20 years old, so I asked our intern, Leyany Feijoo Ramos, PharmD Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, to see if she could verify that A1c lowering can reduce a patient’s risk of MI. She looked at some newer studies and found that the results were even more dramatic. She even found that patients who had fairly well controlled diabetes could also benefit from going even lower.

 

Check our her article on how lowering A1c levels can result in lowering MI risk in both men and women.

 

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief