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BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.190a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:190
  1. Chris Butler,
  2. Nigel Stott
  1. Lecturer Professor Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llanedeyrn Health Centre, Cardiff CF3 7PN

    EDITOR,--We are heartened by the responses to our paper, which questioned the wisdom of setting targets for glycaemic control in the absence of normative data and an understanding of the psychology of motivation. P D Home asserts that the targets were based on normative data. Unfortunately, the data he quotes from the Newcastle hospital sector do not seem to be available for scrutiny, and general practice data were obtained from 186 patients in four practices specially selected for their interest in …

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