Journal article

Glycaemic trajectory and predictors of suboptimal glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes

Nipuni P Pathiraja, Peter G Colman, John M Wentworth

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

We aimed to describe the glycaemic trajectory and define characteristics associated with suboptimal glycaemic control in the type 2 diabetes clinic. Higher glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) at 1 year was associated with higher baseline HbA1c, concurrent anti-depressant or antipsychotic medication, higher bodyweight and low treatment adherence. These characteristics may help identify patients unlikely to attain HbA1c treatment targets and be better served by a different model of care.