Print Issue: September 01, 2010

HbA1c May Miss Diabetes Cases

ORLANDO, Fla.—Despite a recent recommendation that hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) be used as a standard diagnostic test for diabetes, the proposed diagnostic criteria fail to pick up a significant number of cases of diabetes and prediabetes, investigators reported at the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

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