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Play the video to watch Professor Thomas Danne discussing unmet need
Now, it’s not only about glycaemic control and cardiovascular mortality. This slide shows you data from the T1D Exchange clinic registry in the USA, a registry of very big and renowned diabetes centres. Nevertheless, as you see, the glycaemic control is far off target, and also that there is a lot of hypoglycaemia, there is a lot of overweight and there is a lot of DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) still there. So, acute complications, obesity and glycaemic control – there’s a lot of unmet need also in these areas. This is the American data, but the same goes for European, or elsewhere, data showing that, in type 1 diabetes, it’s not only mortality but it’s also acute complications and the rate of obesity that need to be improved.
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*Twelve-month frequencies of severe hypoglycaemia and DKA were from a cross-sectional analysis from the T1D Exchange clinical registry which included 7012 patients from 26-93 years old.
DKA: diabetic ketoacidosis;
HbA1c: glycated haemoglobin

Beck RW, Tamborlane WV, Bergenstal RM, Miller KM, DuBose SN, Hall CA; T1D Exchange Clinic Network. The T1D Exchange clinic registry. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec;97(12):4383-9.

Weinstock RS, Xing D, Maahs DM, Michels A, Rickels MR, Peters AL, Bergenstal RM, Harris B, Dubose SN, Miller KM, Beck RW; T1D Exchange Clinic Network. Severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis in adults with type 1 diabetes: results from the T1D Exchange clinic registry. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Aug;98(8):3411-9