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Comment & Response
September 24, 2019

Measuring the Quality of Diabetes Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
JAMA. 2019;322(12):1212. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.11136

To the Editor We agree with Drs Rodriguez-Gutierrez and McCoy that improving lives of people with type 2 diabetes is more important than improving their laboratory numbers.1 We disagree with their statement that variation in study end points in cardiovascular outcome trials can be attributed to the study drugs rather than the benefit of reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level.