This commentary aims to move the debate regarding the adoption of HbA(1c) for diagnosis of type 2 diabetes forwards by highlighting the need to avoid addressing irrelevant questions, in particular, comparison of individuals diagnosed with different diagnostic criteria. Instead, we provide a list of important future questions, including whether adoption of HbA(1c) as the primary diagnostic test improves uptake of diabetes screening, with resultant earlier diagnosis and improvement in outcomes.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00125-012-2510-8

Type

Journal article

Journal

Diabetologia

Publication Date

06/2012

Volume

55

Pages

1564 - 1567

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Glucose Tolerance Test, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Humans