How has your HbA1c changed in the past year?
Decreased more than 1%
Decreased 1% or less
Stayed about the same
Increased 1% or less
Increased more than 1%
I've had diabetes less than a year
I don't know
Total votes: 448
How has your HbA1c changed in the past year?Poll dates: October 19 - 26, 2003
Total Votes: 448
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 2003 Oct 2002 Oct 2001 Jul 2000 Decreased more than 1% 18% 20% 27% 19% Decreased 1% or less 14% 13% 14% 9% Stayed about the same 32% 29% 20% 26% Increased 1% or less 9% 8% 7% 9% Increased more than 1% 8% 9% 10% 13% Had diabetes less than a year 9% 8% 13% 18% Don't know 1% 2% 4% 3%
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