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Latest HbA1c debate examines race as nonglycemic factor

December 2015—In 2010, the American Diabetes Association endorsed the use of hemoglobin A1c to diagnose type 2 diabetes, and fierce arguments over the wisdom of that move have ensued ever since. A 2013 debate at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s annual meeting featured a spirited dialogue on the merits of using HbA1c as a diagnostic marker, compared with the traditional—and still ADA-recommended—alternatives, fasting plasma glucose and two-hour plasma glucose.

Diabetes debate: HbA1c or glucose?

February 2014—If it were a boxing match, the debate over whether hemoglobin should be used to diagnose diabetes would place the odds-on favorite in the “Yes” corner. In the “No” corner would be the underdog. At least based on the mainstream consensus since 2010, HbA1c for diagnosis is well established as an alternative to measuring glucose.

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