Diabetes: glycated hemoglobin is a marker of diabetes and CVD risk.
Nature reviews. Cardiology 2010 ; 7: 367-8.
Wareham NJ, and Pfister R
DOI : 10.1038/nrcardio.2010.84
PubMed ID : 20577298
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The diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in clinical practice has been mainly based on the measurement of glucose levels in blood. Growing evidence, including results from a new large-scale population study, however, strongly suggests that the assessment of glycated hemoglobin levels has advantages over measurement of glucose levels in predicting the risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular disease.