Iron-deficiency anemia, non-iron-deficiency anemia and HbA1c among adults in the US.

@article{Ford2011IrondeficiencyAN,
  title={Iron-deficiency anemia, non-iron-deficiency anemia and HbA1c among adults in the US.},
  author={Earl S. Ford and Catherine C. Cowie and Chaoyang Li and Yehuda Handelsman and Zachary T. Bloomgarden},
  journal={Journal of diabetes},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={67-73}
}
BACKGROUND Conditions that affect erythrocyte turnover affect HbA1c concentrations. Although many forms of anemia are associated with lowering of HbA1c, iron deficiency tends to increase HbA1c. We examined the effect of iron and hemoglobin (Hb) status on HbA1c and on the relationship between concentrations of fasting glucose and HbA1c in a national sample of adults in the US. METHODS Cross-sectional data from 8296 adults aged ≥ 20 years who participated in NHANES 1999-2002 were used… CONTINUE READING
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