HBA1C vs RBS/FBS

  1. Good day fellow nurses.

    I am wondering if doctors still order random blood sugar or fasting blood sugar for suspected diabetic patients. Younger docs in our institution usually order HBA1C (glycosylated hemoglobin) if they suspect that a patient is diabetic. Just wondering if older docs are just not updated to new trends or there is a reason why they still order FBS or RBS.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   ghillbert
  4. by   ghillbert
    Opps, double posted.
  5. by   lactamase
    Requires membership... >_<
  6. by   lactamase
    Seen it now! I saw a similar article at Medscape about new guidelines for diagnosis diabetes. Docs just keep on ordering fbs/rbs.

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