Recommendation ID

Risk stratification tool for HbA1c targets for adults with type 1 diabetes:- Can a risk stratification tool be used to aid the setting of individualised HbA1c targets for adults
with type 1 diabetes?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Strict blood glucose control early in the history of type 1 diabetes has been shown to reduce the development and progression of long-term complications, but it is not possible to determine who is at particular risk of glucose-driven poor outcomes. Furthermore, there is a dearth of evidence of the risk:benefit ratio of strict blood glucose control in people who already have diabetes complications. Since achieving and maintaining near-normal blood glucose concentrations is
complicated, a risk stratification tool to calculate the modifiable individual risk of complications will allow blood glucose targets to be tailored for each person and appropriate support to be provided.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management
Date issued
August 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No