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How many times per year do you or your child have an HbA1c test done?

 
     

Four or more

 
 

70%

 

462

 
     

Three

 
 

16%

 

111

 
     

Two

 
 

4%

 

27

 
     

One

 
 

2%

 

19

 
     

Less than one

 
 

1%

 

5

 
     

We've never had an A1c test

 
 

1%

 

7

 
     

I don't know what an A1c test is

 
 

4%

 

27

 
 

How many times per year do you or your child have an HbA1c test done?

Poll dates: July 14 - 21, 2002
Total Votes: 658

HbA1c provides a measure of overall blood sugar control during the previous 60 to 90 days. It is the HbA1c value, rather than individual blood glucose measurements, that provides the best assessment about one's risk of complications. The higher the HbA1c, the higher the risk.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that everyone with diabetes have an HbA1c measurement done every three months.

We had very similar results when we ran this poll in July 2000.

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