The status of diabetes control and antidiabetic drug therapy in Japan--a cross-sectional survey of 17,000 patients with diabetes mellitus (JDDM 1).

@article{Kobayashi2006TheSO,
  title={The status of diabetes control and antidiabetic drug therapy in Japan--a cross-sectional survey of 17,000 patients with diabetes mellitus (JDDM 1).},
  author={Masashi Kobayashi and Katsuya Yamazaki and Koichi Hirao and Mariko Oishi and Azuma Kanatsuka and Mikio Yamauchi and Hirofumi Takagi and Koichi Kawai},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={198-204}
}
The number of diabetic patients has been increasing in Japan and consequently diabetic complications are the most important target to be prevented through improving glycemic control. In order to describe the glycemic control status and treatment of diabetic patients by specialists in Japan over three years, from 2000 to 2002, we examined HbA1c, other laboratory data and the modality of drug therapy in the study population, 8170 in 2000, 11,831 in 2001, and 16,934 in 2002. Patients were… CONTINUE READING