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World J Diabetes. Feb 15, 2015; 6(1): 1-7
Published online Feb 15, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i1.1
One center in Brussels has consistently had the lowest HbA1c values in the 4 studies (1994-2009) by the Hvidoere International Study Group on Childhood Diabetes: What are the "recipes"?
Harry Dorchy
Harry Dorchy, Diabetology Clinic, University Children’s Hospital Queen Fabiola, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1020 Brussels, Belgium
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Correspondence to: Harry Dorchy, MD, PhD, DHC, Professor, Diabetology Clinic, University Children’s Hospital Queen Fabiola, Avenue JJ Crocq 15, 1020 Brussels, Belgium.
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Received: August 23, 2014
Peer-review started: August 24, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: November 11, 2014
Accepted: December 16, 2014
Article in press: December 17, 2014
Published online: February 15, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Four international comparisons of the Glycated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) levels (1995, 1998, 2005, 2009) have been performed by the Hvidoere Study Group on childhood diabetes in about twenty pediatric diabetology centers from about twenty industrialized countries in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. The one center that has consistently had the lowest HbA1c values (approximate 7.3% or 56.3 mmol/mol) is my center in Brussels. This is more often obtained with a twice-daily free-mixed insulin regimen. The so-called “Dorchy’s recipes” are summarized.