HbA1c 5.7% as Pre diabetes Screen

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Setting the hemoglobin A1c threshold to 5.7% when screening for pre diabetes would be a cost-effective strategy for making more people eligible for interventions to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

1.     The American Diabetes Association recommends HbA1c testing as a criterion by which to diagnose diabetes and pre diabetes.

2.      HbA1c value of 6.5% has been established as the diagnostic figure associated with diabetes

3.        3 different professional organizations have recommended 3 different cutoffs: 6.0%, 5.7%, and 5.5%.