HbA1c as a diagnostic test for diabetes
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Whilst subject to some controversy over a number of years, Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is now used as a diagnostic tool in diagnosing diabetes as well as being a monitoring tool.
This short module provides an overview of what HbA1c is, how it is used and the benefits and limitations of it as a diagnostic and monitoring tool. It provides the current guidelines and conditions for diagnosis of diabetes.
At the end of this module participants will be able to:
- Understand how glycated haemoglobin is used to diagnose diabetes
- Understand the guidelines for the use of HbA1c and conditions for the diagnosis of diabetes
- Understand how to interpret HbA1c results
- Know the limitations of HbA1c testing