Ask your doctor how much he is going to bill the insurance company for that service. Being a born cynic about the medical profession, I suspect that they charge quite a bit, and that would make me wonder, does the insurance company pay for an A1c test at anything less than a three month interval? I would hope not.
Sorry, it just seems like another way for someone to line their pockets, and I see Bayer being one of the beneficiaries, but that’s just me.
An A1c test doesn’t really tell much about what you are doing right or wrong. Its just a milestone and a marker three or four times a year. If your number goes up, what does it tell you that you need to change? It doesn’t give a clue. Its all in the daily (or whatever routine) testing that we do.
Having an A1c at intervals less than three months, for most diabetics, is a waste of money, and isn’t most of the problem with our health care in the US, about the cost? What does this say about the profession trying to keep costs down? I think, from the little info given, it says they just use things like this as a cash cow.
Yes, I am a conspiracy theorist