HbA1c higher in South Asians than in Europeans

The South Asians had higher levels of HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose and two-hour plasma glucose, even after adjusting for other risk factors, including obesity, blood pressure, smoking and gender.

The researchers say the findings may explain why diabetes diagnosis is higher in South Asians, and suggest this population should be monitored more closely.

Diabetes Care 2012: 35(8);1746-1748,