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A1c is an unreliable diagnostic test for diabetes
Dr KK Aggarwal,  27 March 2019
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Using the hemoglobin A1c to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, suggests a study presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.In the study, 9,000 adults without a diabetes diagnosis were randomized to an A1c test and an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Comparison of the results showed that using A1c as a diagnostic test missed about 73% cases of diabetes that were detected by OGTT. Race and
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