Baseline HbA1c over 6% greatly increases type 2 diabetes risk for adolescents with obesity

The risk for developing type 2 diabetes is substantially higher for adolescents with overweight or obesity and an HbA1c of at least 6.1% compared with those with an HbA1c of 5.5% or less, according to study data.
“Our study is one of the first large population studies to report the incidence and risk of type 2 diabetes by incremental level of HbA1c in a racially and ethnically diverse group of adolescents with overweight and obesity,” Francis M. Hoe, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, told Healio. “In our study, HbA1c was a very

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