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This campaign represents the first ever national public education campaign supported by a coalition of leading nonprofit diabetes organizations, including the ADA, JDRF, American Association of Diabetes Educators and the National Council of La Raza. Check out the new campaign site at: http://www.DiabetesA1C.org.

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Comment by john owen-jones on January 12, 2010 at 7:05am
That site (http://www.DiabetesA1C.org.) is totally unusable its a mess of flash and tries to be clever instead it makes any information it holds inaccessible.
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Comment by Jenny on September 17, 2007 at 7:00am
Knowing your A1c is important.

Knowing that for Type 2s, an A1c of 7% is high enough to cause blindness is a significant number of people is even more important. Yes, it reduces retinopathy, but it doesn't by any means eliminate it, and people with 7% A1cs almost ALL develop significant neuropathy (nerve pain leading to amputation.)

The 7% A1c is MUCH TOO HIGH for people with Type 2 diabetes. A safe A1c is most likely in the 5% range. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends 6.5%, but the lower, the better.

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