Data on 12,359 type 2 diabetes patients with poor glucose control revealed those who showed A1C improvements were less likely to die of any cause within five years compared with those who had no improvement in glucose levels. Participants with improved A1C were also less likely than those with poor glycemic control to develop coronary heart disease and experience fatal cardiovascular disease, researchers noted. The results were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.

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