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How do you get your HbA1c measured?

 
     

Venous blood draw at a hospital lab

 
 

16%

 

  103

 
     

Venous blood draw at the doctor's office

 
 

11%

 

  71

 
     

Venous blood draw at another location

 
 

5%

 

  31

 
     

Finger stick test at the doctor's office

 
 

56%

 

  342

 
     

Finger stick test at home with immediate results

 
 

2%

 

  14

 
     

Finger stick test at home that I mail to a lab

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

More than one of the above

 
 

5%

 

  34

 
     

I don't get HbA1c tests done

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Other

 
 

0%

 

   0

 


Total votes: 609

 

How do you get your HbA1c measured?

Poll dates: March 7 - 14, 2004
Total Votes: 609

A study published in 1999 showed that immediate feedback on HbA1c improves blood sugar control. Over half of our readers (56%) report having a finger stick test performed at the doctor's office or at home, which would facilitate discussions with a patient's diabetes team during a regularly scheduled visit. Results from HbA1c tests performed from a venous blood draw, reported by 32% of readers, often take many days to be reported, making it difficult to discuss with a patient's diabetes team.

Since we last ran this poll in March 2003, there has been an increase in people get a finger stick A1c test at their doctor's office (56% versus 49%) and a decrease in people needing a venous draw (32% versus 38%). This is good news, as more people are able to discuss their A1c reading at the time of their clinic visit.

Answer   Mar 2004   Mar 2003
Venous blood draw at a hospital lab   16%   21%
Venous blood draw at the doctor's office   11%   12%
Venous blood draw at another location   5%   5%
Finger stick test at the doctor's office   56%   49%
Finger stick test at home with immediate results   2%   2%
Finger stick test at home that I mail to a lab   1%   1%
More than one of the above   5%   4%
I don't get HbA1c tests done   1%   1%
Other   0%   1%

For more information, see HbA1c Measurement.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:44
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