The cost of meeting diabetes targets

Guidelines on the treatment of type 2 diabetes are littered with targets — for blood glucose, blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol —and as any GP knows, achieving these goals for every individual patient is complex.

An Australian study published earlier this year, looking at the financial and therapeutic burden of meeting targets, shows just how difficult the task is.

The cross-sectional study in 473 type 2 patients with diabetes with HbA1c over 8%, from 57