Glycemic control is an important goal of treatment to delay the progression of and complications associated with diabetes, but controversies exist regarding individual HbA1c control targets for different patients. With the aim of optimizing outcomes and minimizing adverse events, a preliminary consensus on HbA1c control targets for adults with Type 2 diabetes has been proposed by the Chinese Society of Endocrinology (CSE). Instead of recommending a general standard value for all patients, the CSE suggests that a relatively reasonable stratified and tailored target for individual patients should take into consideration both clinical status and social factors. Principles governing the establishment of a glycemic control target include safety, feasibility, scientific evidence, and customized care, of which the most important factor is safety. In addition to controlling plasma glucose, equal consideration should be given to other vascular disease risk factors.
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