Lucia Novak, on Navigating Diabetes Guidelines


The American College of Physicians' 2018 HbA1c guidelines, which recommended achieving an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most patients with type 2 diabetes, were met with controversy, eliciting criticism from organizations like the American Diabetes Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. In this podcast, board-certified nurse practitioner Lucia Novak reflects on how these guidelines have impacted the landscape of diabetes care over the past year, and discusses the importance of individualized treatment.

Lucia Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner, director of the Riverside Diabetes Center, and adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland.


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