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Study: Docs often don't escalate treatment for poorly controlled diabetes
5/16/2018
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Researchers who studied the health records of 7,389 patients on oral medications who had poorly controlled diabetes found that just 28% of those with A1C readings from 7 to 7.9 were switched to more intensive treatment six months after the study started, compared with about 47% of those with A1C readings of 8 to 8.9 and about 60% of those with A1C readings of 9 or higher. The findings in Diabetes Care showed that overall only 37% of patients received prescriptions for more intensive therapy six months after the study started.

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