Tackling hyperglycemia: a more comprehensive approach.

  title={Tackling hyperglycemia: a more comprehensive approach.},
  author={Stefano Del Prato},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={12 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE To review the components of glycemic control in patients with diabetes and discuss the factors contributing to development of complications. METHODS The findings in various published reports are summarized, particularly in reference to metabolic alterations, treatment, and long-term outcomes in diabetes. RESULTS Hemoglobin A1c, an integrated marker of overall glucose exposure, is the standard for monitoring glycemic control. The results in the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes… CONTINUE READING