Don't sugarcoat it: HbA1c is the imperfect diagnosis of diabetes

Don’t sugarcoat it: HbA1c is the imperfect diagnosis of diabetes

When diabetes is not controlled, higher percentages of hemoglobin become glycated, which leads to increased high levels of HbA1c and glucose in the body. Purpose of HbA1c as a clinical marker of diabetes Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is an accepted measure for both the diagnosis and chronic management of diabetes.1 Hemoglobin is the protein responsible for …

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