strict control of diabetes


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strict control of diabetes

Regulation of blood glucose to normal or nearly normal levels, both before and after meals. Tight control of blood sugar has been shown to improve the survival of patients in intensive-care units and to prevent long-term complications of DM, e.g., blindness, nerve damage, and kidney failure.

Patients with meticulously controlled DM typically have a hemoglobin A1c level of 6.5 to 7.0 or lower, fasting blood sugars that are less than 110 mg/dL, and after-meal blood sugar readings that are 140 mg/dL or less.

Synonym: tight control of diabetes
See also: diabetes