New Device To Check A1C AT HOME

By Avera Latest Reply 2009-07-05 11:46:53 -0500
Started 2009-07-02 20:45:44 -0500

Hello Everyone!

I'm sure many of you know about this already, but I didn't. I found this doing a web search and was amazed. Check it out below and tell what you think. I copied it for you.(updated by reader's help, thanks all!)


"The A1CNow+®™ System offers incredibly fast quantitative A1C results (in just 5 minutes) utilizing micro-optical technology that’s integrated into a proprietary reusable monitor with single use cartridges that is lab accurate at 99%. Immediate results allow the physician face-to- face counseling with their patient which may reduce their A1C results. This incredible system utilizes a multi-use monitor that fits in the palm of your hand along with single-use cartridges to help increase efficiency and reduce medical waste."

*****Not just doctors can buy one. YOU CAN TOO!!!!!

2 TEST KIT FOR $29.99

If you wamt to read more about it, you can check out this link.

16 replies

kdroberts 2009-07-03 09:23:29 -0500 Report

I think that site is aimed at healthcare professionals who want to order in bulk. The regular home kit is $29.99 and includes 2 tests, $15 a test is not bad in my opinion. You should be able to pick them up at any Walgreens or order at Not sure about other pharmacies but you could ask. for info to order at

apanda 2009-07-03 09:45:55 -0500 Report

I wonder if health insurance would cover this?? Does anyone know?

kdroberts 2009-07-03 20:21:12 -0500 Report

I highly doubt insurance would cover it. My last A1c done at the lab the insurance paid $3.32 for it. I can't see them paying 5 times more just so you can do it at home.

Sleepless Peeps
Sleepless Peeps 2009-07-03 09:55:41 -0500 Report

I think you must be right. 100 tests! That's 25 to 50 years worth if you're testing every 3 to 6 months.

It must be for doctors.

SusanJ 2009-07-03 09:19:31 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information. I did not know about this before. I can not afford it right now. But I will keep it in mind.

2009-07-03 08:22:59 -0500 Report

Thanks for this useful information. I will check out the web site.

claudiam1 2009-07-02 22:46:17 -0500 Report

I saw this on Walgreen's website also. This could reduce some insurance costs, huh? I am thinking about using this also. I wonder if physicians will encourage its use?

Claudia Marshall

kdroberts 2009-07-03 09:30:07 -0500 Report

It's actually much cheaper to get the test done at a lab, even the mail in A1c test's are cheaper. This is purely for convenience and home use. It's also not the only non lab A1c test available, Hemocue has one that is (from what I understand) more accurate and cheaper per test. They are only available to healthcare providers though.

dj7110 2009-07-02 21:42:09 -0500 Report

thet carry them at many different places on line such as amazon. also sell them at variuos pharmacies, usually run 20 to 60 $'s from the ones i saw but didn't include as many tests as above,

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