Brystol-Myers Squibb has a machine that allows you to test your homoglobin A1c levels at home. The device is called Choice DM A1c Home Test. The test is disposable and the results come in about 8 minutes. I found it online for about $19.00. Click here for a news release dated December 2004. It appears this little device has only been on the market for seven months.
I don't need a home A1c because I get it tested regularly at my doctor's office. It might be great for people who can't afford to go to the doctor or don't have insurance. Would have been a great thing to have taken to Africa too, hmmm!