JULIO MESSER, M.D.; JON BRUNSWICK, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
To the editor: In the March issue Coller and associates (Ann Intern Med 311-316, 1978) report that hemoglobins A1a-c were elevated in all diabetic patients, regardless of retinopathy, and that fibrinogen was elevated only in those diabetic patients with retinopathy. In discussing the implications of these findings, however, they stated that because "there was a correlation between hemoglobin A1a-c levels and fibrinogen in diabetic patients . . . fibrinogen may be another reflection of diabetic control," and therefore concluded that "an argument in favor of strict control of hyperglycemia could be made."
Both their Table 1 (mean values) and Figure
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
MESSER J, BRUNSWICK J. Diabetes Control, Fibrinogen, and Hemoglobin A1a-c. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:578. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-578_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):578.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only