In this issue of Diabetes Care, Koskinen et al. report that fetal hemoglobin levels are increased in diabetic patients (this issue, L.K. Koskinen et al., p. 828–831). The study design was a cross-sectional one with glycohemoglobin and fetal hemoglobin determinations for 930 diabetic and 258 control subjects. The authors found thatalmost 7% of the diabetic subjects had fetal hemoglobin levels >1% compared with only∼2% of the control subjects. Furthermore, fetal hemoglobin levels were increased moreoften in those with IDDM than in those with NIDDM.
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Commentary| August 01 1994
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know (But Need to Know) About Glycohemoglobin Testing
David E Goldstein, MD;
Address correspondence and reprint requests to David E. Goldstein, MD, Departmentof Child Health, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212.
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David E Goldstein, Randie R Little; More Than You Ever Wanted to Know (But Need to Know) About Glycohemoglobin Testing. Diabetes Care 1 August 1994; 17 (8): 938–939. https://doi.org/10.2337/diacare.17.8.938
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