endocrinology
Type 1 diabetes

HbA1c affected by iron deficiency

Anaemia can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes based on HbA1c, according to a review published in Diabetologia.  The analysis of 12 studies found that in general, the presence of iron deficiency with or without anaemia led to an increase in HbA1c values compared with controls, with no corresponding rise in blood glucose. “This ...

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