No. Although a home test was available in the past, it was discontinued in 2002 after the manufacturer was purchased by another company and amid concerns that the test strips were producing falsely high results.
No. Since it measures glycated protein and determines the average glucose over the past 2-3 weeks, the fructosamine test is not affected by food that you have eaten during the day. It can be measured at any time during the day.
4. If I have diabetes, should I have a fructosamine test?
The vast majority of people with diabetes can be monitored using A1c tests that reflect their glycemic control over the previous 2 to 3 months. Fructosamine testing can be useful during pregnancy when the woman has diabetes, when a person's red blood cells have a shortened lifespan, and in some cases of people with abnormal forms of hemoglobin. Most diabetics will never need to have the test performed.
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