Table 2

Random plasma glucose and A1C in black and white veterans within 3 months before and 6 weeks after the date of diagnosis of diabetes and the date of initial prescription of a diabetes medication

BlacksWhitesP
Random plasma glucose
    At date of diabetes diagnosis (mg/dl)154 ± 79148 ± 610.035
    n1,0541,924
    At start of diabetes medication (mg/dl)176 ± 88169 ± 690.041
    n7301,321
A1C
    At date of diabetes diagnosis (%)7.77 ± 2.377.11 ± 1.60<0.001
    n9931,635
    At start of diabetes medication (%)8.53 ± 2.467.84 ± 1.74<0.001
    n7981,321
  • Data are numbers of subjects with measurements available and are means ± SD. More patients had either glucose or A1C available than had both glucose and A1C available.