Previous studies have shown that a large proportion of pts with T2D are not at glycemic target, but the distance to target is not well characterized, including among high risk patients such as those with eCVD/CKD. The objective of the study was to assess the distance to glycemic target by eCVD/CKD status. This retrospective study using GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record database (2016 data) included adult T2D pts on metformin monotherapy with ≥12 months of enrollment prior to index date (initiation of metformin) and prescribed an add-on agent. Distance to target was calculated as median difference from 3 HbA1c targets: <7%, <7.5% and <8%. Of the 1741 included pts, mean age was 57 years, 49% were female, 25% had eCVD/CKD. Table shows the distance to glycemic targets by eCVD/CKD status. Median difference from target ranged from 0.2%-1.2% depending on the specified threshold. 44.6%, 33.6% and 25.6% of pts were ≥1.5% away from targets of 7%, 7.5% and 8%, respectively, at time of add-on therapy. Difference from target and proportion of pts ≥1.5% from target was even higher for those without compared to with eCVD/CKD.
In conclusion, a significant proportion of pts on metformin are more than 1.0% away from glycemic targets at the time of intensification and those without eCVD/CKD are likely to be intensified at much higher HbA1c.
G. Fernandes: None. B. Sawhney: Consultant; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. H. Hannachi: Employee; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. T. Wang: Employee; Spouse/Partner; Johnson & Johnson. Employee; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. A. McNeill: Employee; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. K. Iglay: Employee; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. Stock/Shareholder; Self; Merck & Co., Inc. S. Rajpathak: None.