In a population-based study, 5431 diabetic people in southern Wisconsin who were mature at onset of diabetes were identified, and their charts were reviewed. Recent glycemic control was evaluated from these charts. An index of recent glucose control with at least three glucose determinations abstracted from the doctor's chart was constructed. A sample of 1370 of the 5431 individuals was examined as part of this study. An index of glucose control could be derived for 568 of 674 people using insulin and for 565 of 696 nonusers of insulin. Correlation of the index with the glycosylated hemoglobin obtained at the time of study was significant in insulin users and nonusers.

This content is only available via PDF.