Evidence TableStandards of Medical Care in Diabetes--2013
2012Recommendations2013RecommendationsReason for Change New Evidence Citations from Review of 2011-2012,Reason for Inclusion, and Abstract of the paper
IntroductionCurrent criteria for the diagnosis of diabetesA1C
≥6.5%. The test should beperformed in a laboratory using amethod that is NationalGlycohemoglobin
Standardization Program (NGSP)-certified and standardized to the
Diabetes Control andComplications Trial (DCCT) assay
No changeReference 12Picon MJ, Murri M, Munoz A, Fernandez-Garcia JC,Gomez-
Huelgas R, Tinahones FJ: Hemoglobin a1cversus oral glucose tolerance test in postpartumdiabetes screening.
2012in 2013 Standards of Care:
Reason for inclusion
Provides evidence to suggest that A1C +/-
FPG maynot be sensitive to diagnose type 2 DM in womenwith recent GDM.
Determine usefulness of measuring A1C,alone or with the fasting glucose, compared withOGTT for reassessment of the carbohydratemetabolism status in postpartum women withhistory of GDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS