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Harnessing Glycation for Clinical Care: HbA1c and Beyond

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Dr AG Unnikrishnan, Pune    31 January 2018

Presence of CKD leads to underestimation of diabetes when HbA1c is used. Presence of iron deficiency anemia overestimates HbA1c. Hemolytic anemias underestimate HbA1c. Age increases HbA1c by a factor of 0.4. For the moment, limitations of HbA1c may be kept in mind. Can understanding protein binding lead to modification in glycation patterns, and help in designing new therapies? - Time will tell.

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