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  1. Estimated benefits of glycemic control in microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes.

    Article - En anglais


    The benefits of intensive glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes are not well quantified.

    It is therefore not clear which patients will benefit most from aggressive glycemic control.


    To evaluate the efficacy of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.


    Markov decision model.


    Diabetic patients at a health maintenance organization.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Risks for developing blindness and end-stage renal disease ; number of patients and patient-years needed to treat to prevent complications.


    For a patient in whom diabetes developed before 50 years of age, reducing hemoglobin A1c levels from 9% to 7% results in an estimated 2.3-percentage point decrease (from 2.6% to 0.3%) in lifetime risk for blindness due to retinopathy.

    The same change in a patient with diabetes onset at 65 years of age would be expected to decrease the risk for blindness by 0.5 percentage points (from 0.5% to<0.1%). However, the Markov model predicts substantially greater benefit when moving from poor to moderate glycemic control than when moving from moderate to almost-normal glycemic control.

    Targeting less than 20% of the patients at one health maintenance organization for intensified therapy may prevent more than 80% of the preventable patient-time spent blind.

    The risks for end-stage renal disease and the risk reduction provided by improved glycemic control are lower than those for blindness. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète non insulinodépendant, Evaluation, Facteur efficacité, Glycémie, Prévention, Complication, Microcirculation, Etude sur modèle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Décision Markov, Article synthèse, Endocrinopathie, Activité biologique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non insulin dependent diabetes, Evaluation, Effectiveness factor, Glycemia, Prevention, Complication, Microcirculation, Model study, Epidemiology, Human, Markov decision, Review, Endocrinopathy, Biological activity, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0549153

    Code Inist : 002B21E01C. Création : 24/03/1998.