Tests at home

By joezoey Latest Reply 2013-03-26 13:51:52 -0500
Started 2013-03-22 11:11:21 -0500

Are the home test worth it, they say you can have results in 5 minutes. Any information from anyone who has used this test

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old biker
old biker 2013-03-24 13:19:22 -0500 Report

No Doubt about it, the home test for A1c is cheap and accurate. But one needs to remember when your Dr orders lab work for you there is a whole list of other things he will be looking at besides your A1c..Like your cholesterol, total protein and calcium levels just to name a few. Elevated levels in any number of these areas can led to complications for people who have diabetes.. Don't let the home test lull you into a false sense of security. If all you are interested is in your A1c numbers then it's fine..You can have great A1c numbers and still have problems in other areas

joezoey 2013-03-25 07:48:57 -0500 Report

Great infomation, i had heart surgury my sugar was fasting was 95 but my a1c was 5.7 that is why i would like to test it evety now and then. Diebetis runs in my family i just hope i can aviod it for now by chaning my diet i'm a huge card person but am making changes.

Kirla 2013-03-23 07:41:38 -0500 Report

I have been using the Bayer A1C home test kit for about 3 years now. I read many posts of people who claimed they were very accurate. Last December I finally got a new doctor and had my A1C done by the hospital. My Home kit read 6.5 and the lab came back as 6.4. I figure there close enough for me and will continue to use them.

liquorish 2013-03-23 22:22:06 -0500 Report

May I ask a question? Why test at home for the A1C? If you keep your bs numbers at a good range, then isn't that good enough? I know all my other doctors (eye dr., etc.) ask for the A1C, so I find out what it is when I have tests done every 3 to 4 months. But what is the difference? Liquorish

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