The rationale for paired pre- and postprandial self-monitoring of blood glucose: the role of glycemic variability in micro- and macrovascular risk.

@article{Gerich2007TheRF,
  title={The rationale for paired pre- and postprandial self-monitoring of blood glucose: the role of glycemic variability in micro- and macrovascular risk.},
  author={John E. Gerich and Masato Odawara and Yasuo Terauchi},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1791-8}
}
BACKGROUND Decisions regarding diabetes management traditionally have been driven by the results of fasting plasma glucose measurement or measurement of glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C), yet glycemic control remains far from optimal in many individuals with diabetes. Mounting evidence implicates glycemic variability, manifested predominantly as postprandial glycemic spikes, as a key factor in the development of macrovascular complications. Recent studies suggest that newer therapies specifically… CONTINUE READING

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