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Re: [IP] H1c test Question

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Sue Kinzelman wrote:

> Same here - Every 3 months. Sounds like the endo thinks he is covering his butt,
> by testing you more often. The data is going to overlap so much - sure it should
> show your A1C going down, but every three weeks sounds like overkill.
> The cheaper way is to keep really good records. That way, he'll be able to see
> you are making progress, but  not spend so much money. He'll be able to
> anticipate where your A1C will be in another 3 months.

Actually they done some research that seems to show that when the doc does
the A1c's on a regular basis, the patients tend to have lower values. The
anticipation of having your performance reviewed creates a stimulus for
better control. Really, honest, etc.... there is a paper on it somewhere
buried in the bowels of Medline.

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