What are limitations of HbA1c levels in the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Answer

In the past, HbA1c measurements were not considered useful for the diagnosis of DM. Drawbacks included a lack of international standardization and insensitivity for the detection of milder forms of glucose intolerance.


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