Blood sugar monitor for home use

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Hello, Blood sugar results can vary with time.It depends on how accurately the blood sugar was checked and whether the glucometers are accurate and perfectly caliberated if two different glucometers are used. Poor readings can occur if the glucose monitor is dirty, old, or stored at extremes of temperature or humidity; if strips are outdated; or if there is a problem in the testing technique.
He/she sounds like a quack. It is important to monitor your blood sugar (glucose) on a regular basis to understand how well you are controlling your diabetes. Your above 300 mg/dl readings are high and getting real close to a dangerous level where diabetes complications start to set in. I'll get back to when to test your glucose further down in this thread.
I am supposed to take my insulin shots 3 to 4 times a day depending on my blood sugar. Please, monitor your blood sugar and take care of yourself so your prediabetes does not get any worse. When yor blood sugar was 150 had you had anything to eat because anything you eat can effect your sugar.
His eyes gets all blurry, he acts confused, agitated, irritable etc. Thought this are all signs for low blood sugar. He naturally has very high sugar. So if he starts feeling like this and I give him milk with sugar, or glucose sweets or a glucose drink then it could worsen things if it is actually a higher blood sugar causing it? It usually happened because he drank allot, this thank God has now stopped. The last seizure I think was because he skipped a meal.
He did not tell me to monitor my blood sugar, but local supermarket was giving out free meters so I got one (tru2go) and some test strips and have been checking here and there, especially when I feel like I'm having a low blood sugar attack. I have never yet had a high reading when I checked at any time. However, I have been having a lot of low blood sugar attacks and readings.
What is your opinion on the use of home INR monitors? Does your center promote the use of these for prosthetic valve patients? I was approved because of my valve and the fact that I was out of target range greater than 50% of the time. I was so excited to be doing home testing and having control over this part at least. Now I don't know if I can have confidence in my home results. I do not want a stroke or bleed etc. etc.
Doctor says may be Superventricular Tachycardia. Going in for a Holter Monitor (for 48 hrs.) on Monday. My questions: (1) Is this disease hereditary? If so, from mom, dad, or either? (2) If medicine is necessary for regulation, what side effects may occur? (3) Is daily medicine really that good for a little child? (Well, I guess if it keeps her regular). Thanks for any ideas/advice.
I found his meter - should I begin checking my blood sugar regularly? Would this be a better place to begin so that I can self-monitor not only to adjust my eating schedule but also to have some information to supply my doctor at the first of the year. Just not sure where to begin or what to do. The world is a lonely place without your parents to provide support and information! Thanks for your advice.
I have, for a long time, avoided my triggers (alcohol, sugar, adrenaline, caffeine, etc.). Have tried many different combinations of supplements and changed my diet but am feeling I'm wandering...trying this one week, and this another. Much is trial and error and I'm getting frustrated and impatient. I want to hear from anyone who's had significant numbers of PVCs who, in turn, has had real success (assuming there is anyone) reducing them. I don't care what they did...
This forum has been a God send to me too. I don't post much, but I read it everyday. Just know that I will continue to pray for you and Amanda, and hope that someday, Amanda will be able to say "I killed the dragon". Love to you all.
) Curious if they shared the protocol with you if that's under wraps for now. Wonder if some are getting sugar pills for the first month while others are getting either riba or viramidine. Can I ask where the study is taking place? Please keep us informed as it sounds very interesting. All the best luck.
Hi folks--I'm wondering for those of you that have palpitations, when you take your blood pressure using a home machine, does the irregular beat alert show very often? The last week or so, I've had a fair amount of palpitations and the monitor doesn't show them when it sure feels like something's going on. Yesterday I felt so washed out and slept like 12 hours.
I thought you were "exploding with muscle"?!! LOL! Sorry to hear this is happening to you. Maybe you are still toxic from the Tx, I mean your body has just gone through chemo. Talk to your doctor. Maybe one of your Canadian counterparts can answer the price question. I would think this stuff is covered by insurance in the States, but I don't need it so don't know.
I had actually switched my breakfast from eggs to cereal to decrease my egg intake and found that even whole wheat cereal wreaked havoc with my blood sugar. I also learned that for me what I used to call a low calorie diet wasn't always appropriate. For instance I would eat a simple salad for lunch and find my blood sugar way too low before dinner because my lunch had no carbs at all! Few books or dieticians prescribe a diet that is very specific for just this reason.
I'm going in the morning to the detocx (hospitol) About 20 hrs from my last dose I feel ok, but I'm going to take some things to detox myself before tomorrow. When I use to take chlorella (it's a green type algea which really cleans your blood) When I use to take 3-5 they'fd eat up mu methadone. So, now that's the goal! I'll take a bunch tonightn & more in the morning before I leave. They should really help set the withdrawllw in motion and quicker.
Today I was tired as usual and hadn't taken my BP at home for a very long time. I dug out the monitor and I took it several times today and basically it's coming out around 100/62 each time. Does your blood pressure drop when your thyroid med starts working? Is this a hopeful sign or just an aberration?
I did IVF, and up until the day before I went in for my beta, my HPT's were coming back negative. I was so down thinking it did not work. When I went for the beta blood test, my level was 95. So, at that level it should have should in my urine, but it didn't. They said that it was probably due to the rate of absorbtion - I having a slower rate. Now, you could have a faster rate of absorbtion which would mean that a Congratulations is due.
I used to use the Nuva Ring prior to the switch. Also, for those of you who have been using this type of bc for awhile, how do you like it? I'm still trying to get used to taking a pill daily, I've only had to double up twice so far. Thanks in advance for your feed back.
You might have entro but I had clotting, and I didn't. Don't feel embarassed for asking. The darkish brown blood is old blood. Sometimes they give females D&C's to clean them out, but since you are only 17 I wouldn't think you need that. Being on pill can help it though.
Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency also can cause hypertension. A patient should be routinely checked who develops elevated blood pressure for thiamine levels. Medications are known to cause high blood pressure. The most commonly used medications known to cause elevated blood pressure are the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin. the No. 1 cause of hypertension is the overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid use also can elevate blood pressure.
Hello, I am a 25 year old male, had a qyestion regarding a lab test result which I got earlier this year (doctor nor I thought anything of it, questioning it now as people have mentioned this to me recently). To sum up, I had a physical done which included a random blood sugar test (to be honest, think I either took the test in the morning/didnt eat yet or had MAYBE a small snack at the most). Regardless, my random blood sugar a little while back was a 79...well within the normal test limit.
doesn't the liver store sugar... every time i tested my blood sugar was in the morning... as soon as i woke up...
I was only on Heroin for 6-8 months and hated it, it was the Subutex which I really became addicted to so no cravings. I always said I would need a week clear from being ill and I would never touch them again. My nose went a little mad yesreday, very sensative could smell really strong smells and was sneezing. I have zoplocone mild sleeping tablets and have now bought some herbal sleepers to help, getting there. Has anyone heard from Tomm70 yet hope he is okay?
On one occasion I asked Dr. DeAdamo (Eat right for your blood type) and was told to take bioflavonoids for it. I am beginning to take the supplement now, since the vessel popping has become too annoying to ignore.
Following the cat's scratch theory through to it's logical conclusion, one would never venture into a pet owner's home (unless padded) for fear of picking up HCV, HIV, whatever. And then what about going outside with the risk of mosquitoes? Or playing ball where the possiblity always exists of two simultaneous cuts.
It keeps happening and I go see my regular doctor who does a full blood workup to check for thyroid problems and blood sugar ect. all was fine. Wore a holter monitor and had an echocardiogram and all was fine. Still kept having these attacks and Doc put me on effexor. This doubled my misery so off I went of the effexor and was put on zoloft. Basically did not respond well to zoloft either as this would cause tachycardia. Went to see cardiologist who did EKG and Thallium stress test.
I'm wondering if this means it could be blood sugar related. diabetes or hypoclycemia. If I had cancer wouldn't a blood test be somewhat indicative? The only test I haven't run is blood glucose. Is it worth just picking up a meter?
Then one day I bought a blood pressure machine for my wife. I decided to use it on myself to show her. It was just after I had a large meal, and to my surprise, my blood pressure was 200/105. I nearly soiled my pants after seeing this number twice. I lived near the mayo clinic in AZ so I drove to the ER as fast as possible (in hindsight this was stupid because panic just made it go higher). They kicked me out of the ER with a beta blocker after 2 hours, and my bp was around 150/95.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
We don't have to count calories. It was interesting. But my doc hadn't ordered the glucose monitor for me and the other 2 girls there got them. I spoke with the dietician and she didn't agree with my doc not having me check my levels. As we all feel, how can I know if what I'm eating is okay if I can't check the levels after I eat. So she gave me the monitor, but couldn't give me the prescription for the refill lancets and test strips. She said I had to get that from my doc.
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