The Buzz about New A1c Targets

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Ricky looking thoughtful You may have heard that the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) has recommended that children with diabetes aim for a target A1C of less than 7%, instead of the higher target of 7.5% that you now have.  We are excited to work with you to meet this challenge.

In the past, a higher target has been accepted for children with diabetes than is recommended in adults. Aiming for a lower A1C will help your children to further reduce the lifetime risk of diabetes complications. Recent studies show that this is possible without increasing the risk of severe hypoglycemia.

As the top-ranked Diabetes Center in the United States, we are committed to partnering with you to achieve the best outcomes for your child. Reducing our Center’s target A1c is an important step in meeting this goal.

Talk to your diabetes care provider if you have any questions about this change.

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