Letter from the Director: Diabetes and the Hemoglobin A1C

Originally published in LabTalk (Volume 3, Issue 1, 2008), the quarterly newsletter of Aculabs. Diabetes is a chronic illness in which the body does not properly use or produce insulin; more than 7% or an estimated 20.8 million in the Unites States have diabetes, and almost one third are unaware that they have the disease.