Major gaps in diabetes clinical care among Canada's First Nations: results of the CIRCLE study.

@article{Harris2011MajorGI,
  title={Major gaps in diabetes clinical care among Canada's First Nations: results of the CIRCLE study.},
  author={Stewart B Harris and Mariam Naqshbandi and Onil Bhattacharyya and Anthony J. G. Hanley and J. G. Esler and Bernard Zinman},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={
          272-9
        }
}
AIMS The aim of this cross-sectional study was to document the clinical management of type 2 diabetes and related complications in Canada's First Nations. METHODS Patients were randomly selected from 19 communities. Data from charts from consenting patients were collected. RESULTS Of 885 patients, 63.3% were female, mean age was 54.9 years and mean duration of T2DM was 11.2 years. Mean A1C was 8.2%; 61.1% of patients had an A1C >7.0%; mean LDL was 2.4 mmol/L; 92.6% had dyslipidemia; mean… CONTINUE READING

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