Don't Think of A1C Goals as "One-Size-Fits-All"

Controversy is brewing about how to individualize A1C goals for adults with type 2 diabetes...due to conflicting guidelines.

Many of us were taught to aim for an A1C under 7% to reduce MICROvascular complications...retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy.

But lowering A1C doesn't seem to reduce MACROvascular events...heart attacks or strokes...and doesn't decrease risk of death.

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