Scientists from The University of Nottingham have found that the blood condition anemia can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes.
The use of glycated haemoglobin (sugar-bound haemoglobin, or HbA1c) is now used by most doctors to assist in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. However new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) highlights how anaemia—a common condition in the general population, especially in women—can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes based on HbA1c, when a person’s blood sugar control is actually normal.
Full artlcle here: http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/anemia-distorts-regular-method-diabetes-diagnosis
Anemia Distorts Regular Method of Diabetes Diagnosis
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