As a pediatric diabetologist, my primary concerns in regard to patients with diabetes are:
- Appropriate growth and development
- Excellent quality of life
- Adequate control of both hyper and hypoglycemia
These goals, however, are not always in the same order at all times. Sometimes I am more concerned about quality of life than I am concerned about the hb A1c, even with the knowledge that tight glycemic control will hopefully prevent diabetes micro and macro complications in the future. At...