HbA1c added to diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) now includes glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) ≥6.5% as one of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus (DM). This is in addition to previous criteria, which include 2 separate fasting plasma glucose (FPG) values ≥126 mg/dL, 2 separate 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) glucose values ≥200 mg/dL, or a random glucose ≥200 mg/dL.
Evidence Based Practice 13(7): 01-02.