The True Value of HbA1c as a Predictor of Diabetic Complications: Simulations of HbA1c Variables

Abstract

AIM The updated mean HbA1c has been used in risk estimates of diabetic complications, but it does not take into account the temporal relationship between HbA1c and diabetic complications. We studied whether the updated mean HbA1c underestimated the risk of diabetic complications. METHOD Continuous HbA1c curves for 10,000 hypothetical diabetes patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004412

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