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Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c): A diabetic diagnostic and monitoring test

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Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is a standard diagnostic test for diabetes and for the monitoring of glycaemic control in clients with existing diabetes.

This module provides an overview of what HbA1c is, how it is used, and the benefits and limitations of it as a diagnostic and monitoring tool. It provides the current guidelines and conditions for diagnosis of diabetes.

This module is aimed at anyone providing clinical care and patient education to people with diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand how glycated haemoglobin is used in diagnosing diabetes.
  • Understand the HbA1c Guidelines and conditions for diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Understand how to interpret HbA1c results.
  • Know the limitation of HbA1c testing.

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