High-Normal HbA1c Is a Strong Predictor of Type 2 Diabetes in the General Population

@inproceedings{Bonora2011HighNormalHI,
  title={High-Normal HbA1c Is a Strong Predictor of Type 2 Diabetes in the General Population},
  author={Enzo Bonora and Stefan Kiechl and Agnes Mayr and Giacomo Zoppini and Giovanni Targher and Riccardo C Bonadonna and Johann Willeit},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVE Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) recently has been recommended for the diagnosis of diabetes by the American Diabetes Association, but its value in the prediction of type 2 diabetes is poorly understood. In this study we evaluated how high-normal HbA(1c) levels predict type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We measured HbA(1c) in 919 Caucasian subjects, aged 40-79 years, and recorded new cases of type 2 diabetes in the following 15 years. Diabetes was diagnosed with HbA(1c… CONTINUE READING

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