It's About Time

Rapid testing helps you get the most out of your diabetes care visits.

DIABETES CARE|May.31, 2018

Managing diabetes doesn't begin and end with treatment.

Regular, ongoing testing of glucose and other important measurements is the only way your healthcare provider knows whether any changes are needed to keep your diabetes controlled – and to help keep you healthy.

If you live with diabetes, you already know about two of the most critical measurements of diabetes management: hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR). HbA1c is a marker that healthcare providers use to determine a person’s average glycemic control (blood sugar). ACR is used to detect kidney problems that can result from poorly managed diabetes.

More Time, Better Care

Today, you have more options than ever before for getting these measurements tested in a variety of out-patient settings–doctor's offices, community health centers, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Abbott's new AfinionTM 2 Analyzer test system provides accurate HbA1c and ACR results within five minutes.

In the doctor's office, getting rapid results allows you to discuss what those results mean with your doctor and determine whether you need to make any changes in your diabetes management. During that same visit, you can also discuss the importance of healthy eating and exercise in keeping glucose under control.

This system builds upon Abbott's life-changing innovations in diabetes management including the revolutionary FreeStyle® Libre system, which eliminates the need for routine finger sticks by people with diabetes self-monitoring their glucose levels.1

And, when you don't need to schedule follow-up visits or phone calls to get your test results, that leaves more time to live life fully.

Time spent doing instead of waiting? That's time well spent.


1Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.