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ea0085oc7.2 | Oral Communications 7 | BSPED2022

Self-collection of capillary blood samples at home for HbA1c measurements during the COVID-19 pandemic in children with diabetes mellitus

Qian Hui Lim Rachel , Gireesh Bhat Nikita , Begum Rogina , Shah Pratik , Ayling Ruth , Gevers Evelien

Background: Rapid implementation of tele-clinics was necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients missed routine point-of-care HbA1c testing, vital for evaluating long-term glycemic control. We evaluated the feasibility of remote HbA1c monitoring via self-collection of capillary blood samples at home, and examined clinical characteristics associated with patient engagement.Methods: Bio-Rad Haemoglobin Capillary Collection System (HCCS) was used, with...