Increased A1C among adult emergency department patients with type 2 diabetes.

@article{Silverman2011IncreasedAA,
  title={Increased A1C among adult emergency department patients with type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Robert A. Silverman and Harman Arora and Thomas M Kwiatkowski and Kirsten K Graff and Emily Baneman and Nina Kohn and Cynthia Foss Bowman and Kelly Smith and Martin L. Lesser},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={575-81}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Long-term glycemic control can prevent or delay complications of diabetes. Although diabetes is a common comorbidity in emergency department (ED) patients, the adequacy of long-term control is not known. Our objectives are to determine the frequency of poorly controlled type 2 diabetes among adults presenting to an ED and to identify characteristics associated with poor control. METHODS An A1C level was obtained for diabetic patients 18 years and older who presented to the ED… CONTINUE READING