Test your A1c and see how Lysulin can work for you.
Our A1CNow® SELF CHECK system provides a quick and easy way to get accurate HbA1c results at home. Commonly referred to as A1c, an HbA1c result measures your average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months.
The A1CNow SELF CHECK system is designed for home use and comes in a convenient two-test pack with everything you need to complete both tests (a monitor, test cartridge, fingerstick lancet and blood collector).
- Quick results – Displayed in five minutes
- Compact, portable size
- Small fingerstick blood sample
- Home delivery
- Easy to use
Check out this short video to see how to test your A1c level at home.
From the National Institutes of Health: The A1c test is based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the body, red blood cells are continually forming and dying, but they typically live for about three months. Thus, the A1c test reflects the average of a person’s blood glucose levels over the past three months. The A1c test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher a person’s blood glucose levels have been. A normal A1c level is below 5.7 percent.
Why measure your A1c?
An excellent guide for diabetes management is the HbA1c test. HbA1c measures your average blood glucose levels over the previous three months, making it very useful for tailoring treatment.
Here are the possible results of an HbA1c test: In the U.S., results are given in percentages, while in Europe the units are millimoles per litre (mmol/L)
|< 5.7%||5.7% to 6.4%||> 6.4%|
When starting Lysulin, we suggest that you purchase an A1c Now Test Kit and complete a test at home to determine your starting number (baseline). After using Lysulin as directed for a month, you can measure your HbA1c again to see for yourself how Lysulin is working for you.
Always work with your healthcare provider to set individualized goals*
Notable reductions in HbA1c have been observed in as little as one month by people using Lysulin.
(Dr. John F. Burd, Dr. Francisco Alberto Alvarez Melero and Vivianne Noetzel: Hemoglobin A1c (Hba1c) show improvement in glycemic control in as little as two weeks following the addition of Lysulin™ to the treatment of Diabetes. Diabetes Management (2018) 8(3), 82–84)
Difference between your A1c level and your daily blood glucose
While your A1c results provide an excellent guideline for managing overall treatment, you should measure your blood glucose (BG) levels daily to rule out very low BG (hypoglycemia) or very high BG (hyperglycemia).
To test your BG, you need a blood glucose testing meter (glucometer) and a blood glucose test strip. A blood sample is taken by pricking your finger with a needle, then collecting a small amount of blood onto the test strip. Test results are usually seen within 5-10 seconds. This testing is called Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG).
SMBG results should not be used to determine if Lysulin is making a difference in glucose levels because these daily BG readings only indicate your blood sugar level at the time of testing and are directly impacted by diet, exercise, stress and other factors.
Another important SMBG test is the Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) test. This is a single test that is performed in the morning before having anything to eat or drink. Ideally an FBG should be around 100 mg/dL. A value below 5o mg/dL indicates hypoglycemia, and a value above 120 mg/dL indicates diabetes.
New technology is now available for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). With these systems, a glucose reactive needle is placed under the skin and continuously sends the blood glucose value to a receiver of a cell phone. No fingerstick blood is required for this test.
*Talk with your healthcare provider to determine what blood sugar numbers are right for you. As with any vitamin or supplement, consult with your healthcare provider before taking Lysulin.