Diabetes control in older people

The usefulness of metformin for diabetes control in older people

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3077 (Published 15 May 2013)
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3077

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  1. Richard Quinton, consultant and senior lecturer in endocrinology1
  1. 1Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Newcastle on Tyne, Endocrine Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle NE1 4LP, UK
  1. richard.quinton{at}ncl.ac.uk

McLaren and colleagues argue pragmatically and coherently against aggressive target driven strategies for lowering glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in older people.1 The one exception, however, is patients with …

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