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Diabetes targets remain elusive for patients

Key clinical point: Adults with diabetes are missing their treatment targets.

Major finding: Only 23% of adults with diabetes met a composite target of glycemic, blood pressure, and cholesterol control, as well as not smoking tobacco.

Study details: An analysis of data for 1,742 adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2016).

Disclosures: The study was supported by the Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. One investigator reported that her husband has equity in Apolo1bio. No other disclosures were reported.


Kazemian P et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2396.