Monitor testings

NurseEmma
By NurseEmma Latest Reply 2011-06-18 11:12:03 -0500
Started 2011-06-17 19:50:57 -0500

I have several types of monitors after MOM died Daddy gave 3 different kinds. However, that is not what I wanted to discuss. I hear there is a monitor that checks your BS and A1C. How important is A1C? What help is it to the diabetic? Anybody got one of the new monitors or knows anything about this kind of Monitor?


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Harlen
Harlen 2011-06-18 11:05:36 -0500 Report

Hello
Rhe A1c shows that your meeter is good and right on with its reeding
I just have a one tuch and it will show me what my A1c shoud be ,so when I get my A1c and if it is off then I know my meeter may be off .
Best wishes
Harlen

majikinfl
majikinfl 2011-06-17 20:12:49 -0500 Report

A1C tells a story of your last 3 months of Blood glucose. There is a chart that gives what each A1C is in a range. I think the goal is less than 7 and exercise and diet help you get there. It is a tool that gives an over view of your progress. Generally done every 3 months until your BG is stable then less frequently. There are several personal A1C machines. I bought a Bayer…I was disappointed to learn 1] its complicated 2] it only does 2 tests and then you toss it. I would not have wasted the $30 if I had any idea about these 2 things. IF you are at all technical it likely won't be too hard. Accuracy is another issue…they are getting better but a lot of folks I have talked with don't feel it accurate enough to spend hard earned cash on. To my knowledge it is not covered by insurance. The one I have and those I have checked out do not do BG readings just the A1C. I hope this helps a little…