When the Blood Glucose and the HbA1c Don’t Match: Turning Uncertainty Into Opportunity

@inproceedings{Cohen2012WhenTB,
  title={When the Blood Glucose and the HbA1c Don’t Match: Turning Uncertainty Into Opportunity},
  author={Robert M. Cohen and Christopher J Lindsell},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2012}
}
A central principle in science and medicine is that the more independent pieces of evidence there are that agree, the more convincing it is that a hypothesis—or diagnosis—is valid. The opposite is also true: discordant information leads to uncertainty. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for clinicians caring for people with diabetes to encounter individuals in whom HbA1c and blood glucose simply do not match. Sometimes, there is an obvious explanation such as hemolytic anemia. But when it occurs… CONTINUE READING
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