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Case studies in diabetes care

ABCss: A is for A1c

Pat Phillips

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Abstract

The case studies in this series focus on the ABCss of diabetes care (A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, salicylates), how to get them closer to target and how to keep them there.

Article Extract

Case scenario

Arnold is 67 years old and has had type 2 diabetes for the past eight years. He has a strong family history of diabetes (both parents and one sister) and, with a weight of 91 kg and a height of 1.82 m, is overweight (BMI, 27.5 kg/m2). Following the rough guide formula, healthy weight = height (cm) – 100, a healthy weight for Arnold would be about 82 kg.

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