ADA Revises Blood Sugar Level Target for Type 1 Diabetics

June 17, 2014 1:58 PM

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released a new statement recommending a new blood sugar (glucose) target level for children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The experts are now advising type 1 diabetics under the age of 19 to maintain their A1C blood sugar level, which is a test used to measure a patient's average blood sugar levels over the span of a few months, at less than 7.5 percent.

"The new targets should help redouble efforts at improving glucose control in the patient group that is currently most challenging -- adolescents," commented Dr. Robert Rapaport, director of the division of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai, New York C...

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