Short-Term Spikes May Lead To Diabetes Complications

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-05-22 07:05:51 -0500
Started 2009-05-19 19:42:19 -0500

The A1c accounts for less than 25% of the variation in risks of diabetes complications. Short-term spikes (such as post meal spikes) also contribute to the development of diabetes complications. Here is the link:

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Antique-Dave 2009-05-21 10:12:58 -0500 Report

I was wondering about that, thanks for the link, there were other related articles some of the sci speak was a bit heady but this kinda summed it up.

"postprandial targets for blood glucose control: postprandial peaks should not exceed 135 mg/dl (7.5 mmol/ml) to reduce arterial risk and should not exceed 160 mg/dl (8.9 mmol/l) to reduce microvascular risk. Thus, glucose care in diabetes is not only "fasting glucose care" or "HbA1c care" but is also "postprandial glucose care."

A little depressing to thing that 2 out of 3 can still be bad