Table 1—

Proportions not meeting HbA1c, total cholesterol, and blood pressure targets according to treatment category

Percentage in each treatment categoryPercentage not achieving target*P value
HbA1c
    Diet regime only32.4 (130)21.5 (27)<0.0001
    Oral hypoglycemic agents58.0 (259)49.5 (126)
    Insulin9.6 (49)76.1 (33)
    Total100 (438)43.0 (186)
Total cholesterol
    Lipid-lowering treatment35.9 (154)29.0 (47)<0.0001
    No lipid-lowering treatment64.1 (279)57.1 (157)
    Total100 (433)47.2 (204)
Blood pressure
    Blood pressure treatment42.5 (211)67.8 (136)<0.0001
    No blood pressure treatment57.5 (224)45.3 (98)
    Total100 (435)54.7 (234)
  • Data are weighted % (actual n).

  • *

    * The % (n) of people above target for HbA1c (≥7%), total cholesterol (≥5.5 mmol/l), and blood pressure (≥140/90 mmHg) according to treatment category.

  • P value for difference in proportions not achieving target between treatment groups.

  • Included people taking either insulin alone (n = 35) or insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents (n = 14).