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Readers Respond: Does Knowing Your A1c Help You Manage Your Diabetes Better?

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Updated April 16, 2009

Your hemoglobin A1c is considered an important part of your overall glucose management. But, some people don't think it is helpful. How about you? Do you get an A1c test at least two times a year? If so, do you find that benchmark helpful in managing your diabetes? If not, explain why you don't find it helpful.

What's the difference with HbA1c?

Thanks for the article, just one quick question - I was reading about HbA1c at http://www.glucomen.co.uk/index.php?p=135&pp=75, is this the same as A1c?
—Guest Helen

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