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How do you get your HbA1c measured?


Venous blood draw at a hospital lab






Venous blood draw at the doctor's office






Venous blood draw at another location






Finger stick test at the doctor's office






Finger stick test at home with immediate results






Finger stick test at home that I mail to a lab






More than one of the above






I don't get HbA1c tests done












How do you get your HbA1c measured?

Poll dates: March 16 - 23, 2003
Total Votes: 594

A study published in 1999 showed that immediate feedback on HbA1c improves blood sugar control. About half of our readers 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 38% of readers, often take many days to be reported, making it difficult to discuss with a patient's diabetes team.

For more information, see HbA1c Measurement.

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