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How has your HbA1c changed in the past year?

 
     

Decreased more than 1%

 
 

20%

 

  100

 
     

Decreased 1% or less

 
 

13%

 

  67

 
     

Stayed about the same

 
 

29%

 

  145

 
     

Increased 1% or less

 
 

8%

 

  40

 
     

Increased more than 1%

 
 

9%

 

  47

 
     

I've had diabetes less than a year

 
 

8%

 

  44

 
     

I don't know

 
 

2%

 

  11

 
     

What's HbA1c?

 
 

6%

 

  31

 


Total votes: 485

 

How has your HbA1c changed in the past year?

Poll dates: October 20 - 27, 2002
Total Votes: 485

The HbA1c measurement lets you know what your average blood sugar control has been like for the past two to three months. Since day-to-day blood glucose readings can vary quite a bit and represent only a few points in time, health care professionals rely on the HbA1c measurement to provide an assessment of overall control. The ADA recommends that everyone get an HbA1c measurement every three months. There are several ways to get an HbA1c test performed, including in-home testing kits.

The table below shows how the results from this poll compare with the two previous times we ran this question.

Change   Oct 2002   Oct 2001   Jul 2000
Decreased more than 1%   20%   27%   19%
Decreased 1% or less   13%   14%   9%
Stayed about the same   29%   20%   26%
Increased 1% or less   8%   7%   9%
Increased more than 1%   9%   10%   13%
Had diabetes less than a year   8%   13%   18%
Don't know   2%   4%   3%

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