A1C RESULTS : AT HOME
I am not one to go to the doctor much, except to get my blood work done. Well, mostly just to get my A1C checked but last year I still had money in my flex budget for healthcare expenses, so I thought I would try an at home A1C kit. It comes with two tests and I think it was roughly $30, so depending on co-pays and lab fees, it might be well worth doing it at home. Also, it is only a regular finger stick versus having blood drawn.
Since I am typically most interested in my A1C, I think this could be a viable option for me to do maybe every other three month cycle. However, I am not too sure how reliable these are. I had a 6.9 A1C last year and then a couple weeks later had blood drawn again and had a 7.2 A1C. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with these kits?
I found my kit this weekend in a box of diabetes supplies from our move to Canada and I decided to see how I was doing. I am kinda bummed and feel a little disappointed. I really thought I would be below 7.0, but then the reading came back with a 7.2, it was depressing! I have been really trying hard and I have kept myself to a pretty strict diet (more lately). I wear my Dexcom and have been having some really steady days. Overall, it is just frustrating, I'm sure you can understand.
3/19/2013 10:04:32 am
3/23/2013 08:15:32 am
Hi Lisa/Sara - thanks so much for the comments. I will save my money. Oh well, too bad, it would be so nice to be able to check my A1C without having to go to the dr.
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