Research finds lack of CV risk factor control in diabetes

A study in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism showed that only 21.6% of diabetes patients achieved composite control of all four risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease — A1C, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and not smoking — with women having a lower overall risk factor control rate at 18.6%, compared with men at 23.6%. Researchers analyzed data from the Diabetes Collaborative Registry involving 74,393 patients and found that 85.2% of patients were nonsmokers, 73.6% met individual A1C targets, 69% achieved BP targets and 48.6% met LDL cholesterol targets.

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