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A1C professional Use

All health care practitioners can benefit from knowing their patients A1C readings.
This includes GPs, CDEs, NPs, naturopaths, PAs, dieticians and nutritionists.


The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends A1C testing to determine a patient’s average blood glucose control. For patients whose therapy has changed or who are not meeting glycemic goals, the A1C test should be performed quarterly. The A1C test should be performed at least two times a year in patients who are meeting treatment goals and who have stable glycemic control.


The A1C Now test takes about 1 minute to perform with results displayed in 5 minutes and can be done in the exam room. When patients are provided with immediate A1C results it encourages them to engage in immediate face-to-face counseling.


When a patient’s A1C is high, immediate changes can be outlined in their diet, exercise and possibly medications. This may help reduce their A1C which could help reduce their risks of the onset or the progression of diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy.


A1C as it relates to Glucose Levels


Real-time results. Better outcomes.



1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States, 2002. Atlanta, GA:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003.
2 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2008. Diabetes Care, Volume 31, Supplement 1, January 2008.
3 Daniels, E. et al, Point of Care Testing to Improve Glycemic Control.Intl J or Health Care Quality Assurance 2008; 21 (3): pp. 325-335.
4 Data on file; Evaluation of the A1CNow SELFCHECK with lay-users. August 2008.
* Study results with healthcare professionals showed that the accuracy of A1CNow+ with fingerstick samples was, on average, 99%. This means that, on average, a true 7.0% A1C could read approximately 6.9%A1C. An individual A1CNow+ result may differ by as much as -1.0% A1C to +0.8% A1C from the true result. This represents the 95% confidence limits of a Bland-Altman plot.