UK prof slams 'ridiculous' HbA1c targeting

Many doctors overestimate the benefits of tight glucose control in vulnerable diabetes patients, says a UK professor who is concerned about a lack of emphasis on avoiding hypoglycaemia.

Professor Simon Heller from the University of Sheffield (pictured) says evidence is emerging that recurrent hypoglycaemia not only increases the risk of death but also ups the odds of cardiovascular disease.

A recent study published in the journal Diabetes links asymptomatic nocturnal hypoglycaemia with cardiac arrhythmias that lead to increased CVD, he told delegates at the annual