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Complications Correlated with High A1C Levels

By Samuel Kolodney 3 years ago 4954 Views No comments

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) was a study that provided a definitive link between A1c levels and the risk of developing comorbidities commonly associated with diabetes. The results of the study depicted in the graph below chart the correlations of A1C levels for patients with type 1 diabetes. The graph displays the relative increased risk for retinopathy, nephropathy, and microalbuminuria, as A1C levels rise. It also displays an accelerated risk of retinopathy and nephropathy as A1c levels approach 12%. The study concluded that improved glycemic control can delay the onset of diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy and slow the progression of these disease states in patients with type 1 diabetes. [1]

Patients with type 1 diabetes (n=1,441)
Adapted from DCCT. Diabetes 1995;44:968-43.

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