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"A1C Combined With Glycated Albumin Improves Detection of Prediabetes in Africans: The Africans


"OBJECTIVE- Slowing the diabetes epidemic in Africa requires improved detection of prediabetes. A1C, a form of glycated hemoglobin A, is recommended for diagnosing prediabetes. The glycated proteins, fructosamine and glycated albumin (GA), are hemoglobin-independent alternatives to A1C, but their efficacy in Africans is unknown. Our goals were to determine the ability of A1C, fructosamine, and GA to detect prediabetes in U.S.-based Africans and the value of combining A1C with either fructosamine or GA."

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Source- http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2015/12/09/dc15-1699.abstract

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