- While clinical guidelines are in place for HbA1c monitoring frequency, the recommended intervals are often not followed appropriately in practice.
- This study showed that following the recommended testing interval recommendation was associated with a lowered HbA1c, particularly in those patients with HbA1c's of >7%.
- Patients with testing intervals of 6 months or more were associated with increases in their HbA1c values.
If you have made it this far, you should read David's blog from yesterday. He is able to put a positive light on the study. I was upset by the false link provided by a fairly reputable service and let my negative side take over. For this I make no apologies, as we need to be aware of weaknesses in studies and when studies are not telling us the whole story.