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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000426698.57320.f7
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Glycated Hemoglobin Levels Vary by Race

Singh Joy, Subhashni D.

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Abstract

According to this study:

* Black people generally have higher glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels but develop diabetic retinopathy at lower levels than white people.

* Black adults are at greater risk for developing retinopathy than white adults at an HbA1clevel between 5% and 7%.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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