Re: HbA1c overtesting and overtreatment among US adults with controlled type 2 diabetes, 2001-13: observational population based study
I have type 2 diabetes & have A1C done 4 X year. I find it an extremely helpful tool to keep me motivated or realize I've gone off track. All adult kin in my family have same & younger bro died this past year from diabetic complications as a result of years of erratic Tx compliance. This may seem like an unnecessary cost but it pales in comparison to over prescription of antibiotics. And I could cite many other examples. In my case I'd willing pay myself to unburden the poor starving insurance executives to keep doing this. It is a powerful educational & motivational tool. BTW my most recent A1C was 5.8.
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