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When I or my child have an HbA1c test performed, the doctor or nurse:

 
      draws a drop of blood from my finger and tests it immediately  
  30%   (208)  
      draws a drop of blood from my finger and sends it to a lab to be tested  
  10%   (73)  
      draws a vial of blood from my arm and sends it to a lab to be tested  
  56%   (386)  
      other  
  2%   (20)  
 

When I or my child have an HbA1c test performed, the doctor or nurse....

Poll dates: April 25 - May 2, 1999
Total Votes: 687

Quarterly HbA1c are an important tool in helping you manage your diabetes. Most people (56%) still have blood drawn from a vein in their arm for their HbA1c test. This process is particularly frightening for children and means that you can't discuss the results of the test with your diabetes team.

The Bayer DCA2000, however, requires only a small drop of blood and produces test results in a few minutes. Kids are spared the stress of a venous blood draw and you can get immediate feedback from your diabetes team during your visit.

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