3/13/2014

Patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes had significantly increased intima-media thickness and augmentation and augmentation index compared with a control group, a study in Diabetes Care showed. Researchers found participants with normal glucose tolerance but HbA1C rates between 5.7% and 6.4% also had increased intima-media thickness and augmentation and augmentation index, suggesting that an HbA1C threshold of 5.7% may help better identify patients at greater cardiovascular risk.

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