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Old 04-25-2013, 11:53   #11
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Update: I just received the ReliOn result by email. It came back at 5.5, so it appears that the lab, ReliOn, and Bayer are all within a tight range. It's good to know they're all within the lab measured range, for those that can't make it to the doctor regularly for an A1C. I will admit I'm surprised (pleasantly). Usually when you have stuff like this, there's at least one that doesn't work like it should. Not so, from where I'm standing, in this case!

I did like the fact that I received the Bayer result within a few minutes (five minutes, exactly), instead of having to wait for the ReliOn. Then again, patience has never been my forte.

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Patience is not my forte either
I'm glad you got your results--thanks for making a comparison and sharing it with us!

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Update: I just received the ReliOn result by email. It came back at 5.5, so it appears that the lab, ReliOn, and Bayer are all within a tight range. It's good to know they're all within the lab measured range, for those that can't make it to the doctor regularly for an A1C. I will admit I'm surprised (pleasantly). Usually when you have stuff like this, there's at least one that doesn't work like it should. Not so, from where I'm standing, in this case!

I did like the fact that I received the Bayer result within a few minutes (five minutes, exactly), instead of having to wait for the ReliOn. Then again, patience has never been my forte.

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Old 05-01-2013, 18:55   #13
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I think I used a different Bayer one than you did though. The result actually stays on the window for 60 minutes, which is more than enough time to write the reading down.
Ah. Maybe I mis-read that. I'll have to check the instructions again!

Thanks for posting your results. It's good to have two people testing against their home labs, and it's good to see how close both sets of tests were.

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I bought a Bayer A1C test kit at CVS a couple of years ago when I eager to check my A1C hourly ... or at least monthly I was figuring every 3 months at the doc's, and the 2-test kit between visits.

So my needle-phobic self gets home, eagerly reads the instructions, freaks out at the increased quantity of blood required and bigger poke, and marches the thing right back to CVS. Fortunately, the expiration on the dusty box was only a month out, and I argued it had been sitting around too long and would no longer be within its date when I did the 2nd test.

They refunded me and I never looked back - or got another kit!

Such a wimp am I.

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That's funny. Actually, I watched the video online first for the Bayer, & you're right, it did look like a lot of blood. I tried the Bayer because I liked the part of knowing your A1C now (I'm very impatient). I actually used my lancet & just pushed a little harder once I got a small dot of blood, & enough came out. I hear what you're saying though, I thought the same thing when I first checked it out!!

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