An international expert committee recently released the new guidelines for the diagnosis of diabetes, which are now based on hemoglobin A1C. Diabetes can be diagnosed in the non-pregnant patient when A1C is greater than or equal to 6.5% and confirmed with a repeat level. Basics defining hemoglobin A1C, how to interpret test results and diabetes risk factors are presented.
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Hey doc, do I have diabetes? The hemoglobin A1C test.
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