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Br J Gen Pract. May 2003; 53(490): 389–391.
PMCID: PMC1314599
Younger patients with type 2 diabetes need better glycaemic control: results of a community-based study describing factors associated with a high HbA1c value.
Dietrich Rothenbacher, Gernot Rüter, Stefan Saam, and Hermann Brenner
Department of Epidemiology, German Centre for Research on Ageing, Bergheimer Strasse 20, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany. rothenbacher@dzfa.uni-heidelberg.de
Abstract
This study of 845 patients with type 2 diabetes was conducted in 12 primary care general practices in a geographically cohesive region in Germany. It showed that about a fifth of these patients with known diabetes had a HbA1c of 8% or over, and therefore are in need of better glycaemic control. Younger patients seem to be at special risk for high HbA1c values, and they should receive particular attention with respect to preventive measures for better glycaemic treatment.
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