Online Education | Diabetes Update 2016 - A1c Is Not the "Be-All and End-All"

A1c Is Not the "Be-All and End-All"

Course Description 

This module explores the limitations of Hemoglobin A1c in assessing chronic glycemia and offers information about alternative glucose control biomarkers.



Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, UWMC

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Dr. Alarcon-Casas Wright was a great speaker and provided very useful information in an easily digestible manner."

"Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright broadened my perspective about how to interpret the Hgb A1c."

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, health educators, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals across all settings.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be better able to:

  1. Recognize the limitations on the use of Hemoglobin A1c.
  2. Become familiar with alternative glucose control biomarkers and their use and limitations in patients with diabetes. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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