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Self-Monitoring A1C and Blood Glucose

422 million people worldwide have diabetes according to the World Health Organization.1

A combination of A1C testing and blood glucose monitoring are the main ways to evaluate a person's diabetes treatment plan.2

But what are the differences and why do they matter?

The Goal for most adults with diabetes is to aim to stay below an A1C of 7%4 (NGSP)


Blood Glucose Monitoring (BGM)

Test 2-4 times/year depending on glycemic control3

Tests multiple times a day6

Provides overall average blood glucose levels over 2-3 months4

Measures the state of blood glucose level at any one time; continuously changing7

Monitors effectiveness of managing or treating diabetes with target A1C goal setting4

Used to determine current impact of food, exercise, medication, etc. on the blood glucose8

Strongly associated with cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes and high cardiovascular risk5

Helps identify hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia9

BGM can help identify daily impacts on glucose levels; while A1C testing shows the average glucose levels over the last 3 months. Armed with this information from self-monitoring and working closely with their healthcare providers; people living with diabetes can help to ensure they are on the right treatment paths.10

How well is your diabetes treatment plan working?

With the A1CNow® Self Check 4-count system, people with diabetes can…

  • Administer quarterly A1C tests at home
  • Save time traveling back and forth from in-office visits and lab appointments
  • Within minutes, gain clearer understanding of your A1C measurements

System Includes:

  • 1 A1CNow Self Check Analyzer
  • 4 test cartridges
  • 4 lancets
  • 4 blood collectors and shakers

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