Experts Back Switch to New Diabetes Test

Diabetes experts on Friday urged a switch to a diagnostic test for the disease that's more useful to primary care doctors and more convenient for patients because it doesn't require fasting. An international panel recommended that a test known as the hemoglobin A1c assay be the new standard test for diabetes. In the past, this test has primarily been used to monitor if diabetes treatment is working. However, the committee -- which unveiled its recommendations at this weekend's American Diabetes...Full Story
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