Store bought A1C tests

By kindlekm Latest Reply 2014-07-03 12:27:51 -0500
Started 2014-07-01 12:28:05 -0500

does anyone know if they are reliable?

13 replies

Type1Lou 2014-07-03 12:27:51 -0500 Report

My former endo used to use them in his office until insurance stopped paying for them and had to revert back to lab tests…I think the accuracy is reliable.

GabbyPA 2014-07-03 09:38:32 -0500 Report

I used one before I had a doctor and when I had my A1c from the lab it was only a 0.4 difference. Could have been the time or the test, but that is pretty close.

neverlowbg 2014-07-01 13:07:24 -0500 Report

No it was pretty accurate I found out from my endo that allot of dr offices use them along with lab as they are so close to lab result and they don't have to wait a day or two they can start making changes or recommendations right then and improve them in couple days

haoleboy 2014-07-01 16:07:15 -0500 Report

the ones I have seen are crazy expensive.

neverlowbg 2014-07-01 20:20:42 -0500 Report

Amazon a1cnow self check it's 59.95 comes with two test strips extra box of test strips are 18.50 if you but both at same time 78.45 there are other testers on amazon some a little cheaper not by much and some higher about highest I looked at was 160.00

haoleboy 2014-07-01 21:16:25 -0500 Report

Based on reviews the A1cnow is the way to go … but the price is a deal breaker for me. Maybe in a couple years when Soc Sec kicks in.

neverlowbg 2014-07-01 13:00:03 -0500 Report

They discussed this awhile back on here I went online to amazon and bought the kit it's like a bg meter but for a1c and I took it at day of my dr appt and she did one in her office it's was .02 difference in her test And store bought so far it seams pretty accurate I get my a-c tested again in a month and will compare again then but they get you close so I use it as a guide I average my bg tests and compare the calculates a1c against it again really close and will compare to next lab a1c but so far glad I bought it