Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This is not an endorsement, but...I just got my A1C done, and thought I'd check out one of the new at-home A1C tests, just to see how it compares to my doctor's lab:

  • Bayer A1C Now value: 6.1
  • Lab value: 6.2

Interesting. Any thoughts, folks? Has anyone used this or any other over-the-counter A1C test?

(I'm pleased with the result, BTW, it's proof the Dexcom is working. And so far, no more bum sensors to report!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Dear Dex,

We were doing so well...but why, a week before my next A1C is drawn, have you thrown me two of these in a row?

I know, I know, it's new technology and I should just be patient. The Dexcom people were really nice about it and are sending replacements with no questions asked. But was it so hard for you to work more than 11 hours? In a really good site on my upper arm, no less?

Sigh. Innovation, please speed up a little bit, OK?