Avoiding Hypoglycemia at All Costs Is Crucial for Some With Diabetes

JAMA – June 26, 2013

After 20 years of urging clinicians to maintain absolute intensive glycemic targets in patients with diabetes to reduce microvascular complications of the disease, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Endocrine Society are now advising clinicians that for some patients, preventing hypoglycemia is more important than tight glycemic control.

Medical groups are advising clinicians who treat patients with diabetes to steer a course that helps avoid hypoglycemia by setting appropriate, individualized treatment targets. Read more