The investigators compared the accuracy of the A1c test with the other screening method used to assess patients’ risk of diabetes—the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)—to arrive at this startling conclusion.
"The A1c missed almost 73% of the people with diabetes in comparison to the oral glucose tolerance test," says Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses, MD, a clinical endocrinology fellow at the City of Hope Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute in Duarte, California, who introduced the findings at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society but are considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.
Opinion Piece here: "Hemoglobin A1c Not Reliable in Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes"
Have you guys heard anything about this? Thoughts? I've been seeing this pop-up on various FB feeds today and am bracing myself for questions from friends/family members (diabetes is rampant on my wife's side).
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