• Thursday, August 11, 2022

HEALTH

Indian doctors unhappy with new global norms for diabetes

By: Keerthi Mohan

The medical community in India are displeased at the introduction of a new set of global guidelines on managing diabetes. Medical practitioners in the country feel that aim to replace those followed for over three decades will lead to serious complications in managing diabetics as well as cause confusion in treatment protocol. The new set of global guidelines relaxing long-term blood sugar target, hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c), which gives an estimate of a person’s blood sugar level over the past few months. A person with an HbA1c of 6.5 percent is said to be diabetic. However, the American College of Physicians recently said…

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