Letters Diabetes control in older people

The usefulness of metformin for diabetes control in older people

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