Hemoglobin A1c to diagnose diabetes: why the controversy over adding a new tool?

@article{Kirkman2011HemoglobinAT,
  title={Hemoglobin A1c to diagnose diabetes: why the controversy over adding a new tool?},
  author={Marion S. Kirkman and David M. Kendall},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={255-7}
}
Perhaps diabetes is a bit like obscenity: We know it when we see obvious cases, but it is difficult to develop one definition that encompasses the entire spectrum of disease. Hyperglycemia exists on a continuum, and persons destined to develop type 2 diabetes progress along this continuum over time, from having blood glucose concentrations that are physiologic, to those in some intermediate but asymptomatic range, to glucose concentrations that are frankly increased and often associated with… CONTINUE READING
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