Targets and tactics : the relative importance of HbA(1c), fasting and postprandial plasma glucose levels to glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes
Woo, V., Shestakova, M. V., Orskov, C. and Ceriello, Antonio (2008) Targets and tactics : the relative importance of HbA(1c), fasting and postprandial plasma glucose levels to glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol.62 (No.12). pp. 1935-1942. ISSN 1368-5031Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2008.01941.x
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is reaching pandemic proportions, impacting patients and healthcare systems across the globe. Evidence suggests that a majority of patients are not achieving recommended blood glucose targets resulting in an increased risk of micro- and macro-vascular complications.
To review literature on the significance of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA(1c)), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and postprandial plasma glucose (PPG), their inter-relationships and relative importance in the treatment of diabetes, and to provide practical guidance on effective monitoring of patients.
Clinical guidelines on diabetes management and clinical and preclinical studies of glycaemic control identified through a publications database search were reviewed.
Glycaemic control remains fundamental to the successful management of diabetes. HbA(1c) is the gold standard measure of glycaemic control but recent evidence suggests that postmeal hyperglycaemia also plays an important role in the aetiology of diabetes-associated complications and control of PPG levels is vital to the achievement of recommended HbA(1c) targets.
The call for action on type 2 diabetes has never been more compelling; with a clear focus on strategies for glycaemic control, the impact of the diabetes pandemic can be limited.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Translational & Systems Medicine > Metabolic and Vascular Health
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment, Glycosylated hemoglobin -- Measurement|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Clinical Practice|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc|
|Official Date:||December 2008|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 1935-1942|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
1 IDF. Diabetes Atlas, 3rd edn. 2006 http://www.eatlas.idf.org/.
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