WOW! Look at this!
Bayer’s "A1CNow Selfcheck"
is an A1c Monitor for Home Use
Bayer Diabetes Care's new A1c monitor enables people with diabetes to check their A1c levels at home. The FDA-approved A1CNow SELFCHECK is not considered a replacement for a healthcare provider's A1c test, but rather a tool with which to monitor A1c levels between doctor visits. A1c's provide an average assessment of blood sugar levels over the past three months and are an indicator of how well diabetes is being managed
A1CNow SELFCHECK is available without a prescription at various online and "brick and mortar" pharmacies. It comes as a two-test kit for a suggested price of $29.99. The test provides at-home results within five minutes, has an easy-to-use design, and delivers lab accuracy.
The at-home test lets people with diabetes know how they're doing. "A1c testing is an important measure of long-term diabetes management. However, some patients will skip having their A1c tested because they're worried about what their healthcare provider will say if their A1c levels are not good," said Steve Edelman, MD, founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, in a press release.
Healthcare providers can use the Bayer's A1CNow+ monitor, which provides results within five minutes. Consequently, it allows providers to evaluate their patients' overall diabetes control and discuss lifestyle and treatment modifications during the appointment, rather than waiting for lab results.