HbA1c in type 2 diabetes diagnostic criteria: addressing the right questions to move the field forwards

Sattar, N. and Preiss, D. (2012) HbA1c in type 2 diabetes diagnostic criteria: addressing the right questions to move the field forwards. Diabetologia, 55(6), pp. 1564-1567. (doi:10.1007/s00125-012-2510-8)

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Abstract

This commentary aims to move the debate regarding the adoption of HbA1c for diagnosis of type 2 diabetes forwards by highlighting the need to avoid addressing irrelevant questions, in particular, comparison of individuals diagnosed with different diagnostic criteria. Instead, we provide a list of important future questions, including whether adoption of HbA1c as the primary diagnostic test improves uptake of diabetes screening, with resultant earlier diagnosis and improvement in outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Preiss, Dr David and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Sattar, N., and Preiss, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Diabetologia
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0012-186X
ISSN (Online):1432-0428
Published Online:08 March 2012

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