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Downey J. The importance of achieving target HbA1c in the early years. Practice Nurse 2018(1):12–16
Achieving good glycaemic control in the early years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes reduces the time spent in a hyperglycaemic state and thus decreases the ‘glycaemic legacy’ effect – and so can be expected to lessen or delay the occurrence of complications.
Bostock-Cox B. Managing type 2 diabetes – beyond glycaemic control. Practice Nurse 2018;48(10):25-29
Recent studies of newer glucose-lowering therapies indicate that some may also help to protect against cardiovascular and other complications of diabetes, beyond simply lowering blood glucose levels.
Date of preparation: March 2019 | Job code: UK/INV-18087b