A1C meters !!!!!

GMV
By GMV Latest Reply 2015-03-07 18:25:28 -0600
Started 2015-03-07 06:57:25 -0600

Can anyone advise if these actually work ? are they as accurate as the results after a blood test at your doctors ? and if so can you buy extra strips for the meters ?


5 replies

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-03-07 18:25:28 -0600 Report

I have used the A1C meter and found it to be very accurate compared to my doctor's lab. I will be very disappointed if they stop making/selling them.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-03-07 08:51:45 -0600 Report

I think I am content enough with my daily testing to be able to wait for my 3 month lab work.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-07 08:34:44 -0600 Report

Yes, they work. I do not have any personal experience with the meters or how accurate they are. I was reading reviews on them and the thing is it depends on what is it that you are looking for.

If you want an immediate result, the at home meter is for you. I have heard, however, that Bayer may discontinue making them. As far as I know they are the only makers of that type of device, but I have not really looked. So before you sink over $100.00 into the meter, find out if the strips are going to be available in the future. I think the meter kits come with 10 tests in them.

If you want a lab to do your test and you can wait about a week, the old fashioned kits are the way to go. You can usually get 1 or 2 tests in a kit and it comes all prepaid, just mail it in. This is the way I have done it in the past and the reading I got was only .2 different than the doctor's labs.

And just to answer Jaybee's question of "some reason" do a home test. I did mine because at the time, I had no doctor. I was learning on DC that I needed to see what my A1c was. I did the test at home and then about 2 weeks later I got into the clinic I now use.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-07 07:19:26 -0600 Report

Howdy GMV
Yes the meters do work. People on DC have reported they tested their A1c with their Dr and then for some reason or other did a home A1c test, They reported their results were within a couple of points of one another.

I have seen the meters sold in the pharmacies and the strips were sold there as well.

God's best to you
James

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-07 07:45:11 -0600 Report

HMMM… I have been thinking of getting one of these for mos…but also questioned the accuracy…my doc doesn't use a "quick test" in the office…he sends all my blood work to the hospital lab…he says he has noticed that the lab results tend to differ from the quick use test…