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Isolated HbA1c identifies a different subgroup of individuals with type 2 diabetes compared to fasting or post-challenge glucose in Asian Indians: The CARRS and MASALA studies.


ABSTRACT: AIMS:Guidelines recommend hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) as a diagnostic test for type 2 diabetes, but its accuracy may differ in certain ethnic groups. METHODS:The prevalence of type 2 diabetes by HbA1c, fasting glucose, and 2?h glucose was compared in 3016 participants from Chennai and Delhi, India from the CARRS-2 Study to 757 Indians in the U.S. from the MASALA Study. Type 2 diabetes was defined as fasting glucose???7.0?mmol/L, 2-h glucose???11.1?mmol/L, or HbA1c???6.5%. Isolated HbA1c diabetes was defined as HbA1c???6.5% with fasting glucose?

SUBMITTER: Gujral UP 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6635041 | BioStudies | 2019-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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