Blood glucose home testing

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640347 tn?1228533326 For those people that use a blood glucose meter calibrated for whole-blood, pre-prandial (before a meal) levels should stand between 80-120 mg/dl. For bedtime, blood glucose should stand between 100-140 mg/dl. For those people using meters calibrated for plasma alone, pre-meal should be 90-130 mg/dl, whilst bedtime goals should be 110-150 mg/dl.
Avatar m tn d guess, but one thing I did a few months ago was test my fasting glucose maybe an hour before going to have blood drawn for professional lab testing for complete profile. I was getting mid 80s at home, but my glucose came back 106 from the lab.
Avatar m tn Before leaving her doctors office your mother should have gotten a wealth of printed information on how to control and manage her diabetes. A list of recommended home glucose test meters should have been part of that package.
304573 tn?1345577338 How are you arriving at this conclusion? Are you home testing your blood glucose, or is this random or fasting lab testing results? How long have you been tracking this?
Avatar n tn t tell a doctor what is going with your glucose levels at all times of the day. Home glucose meters are good to see how well one is managing their glucose levels. Having scaled results (high to low, or normal to near high or above) calls for an A1c test to see the entire picture. An A1c test measures your glucose going back three months. Why three months? On the average, new red blood cells live three months before dieing off and getting turned into Bilirubin.
341551 tn?1266980730 Morning ladies! I was supposed to have my Glucose Testing weeks ago but since I've been in the moving process for the past 8 weeks I just got in to see my new Doctor last week and he scheduled my Glucose Testing for today. He said usually its done around your 27th week but better late than never. My question is, he didn't really say what I needed to do as far as prep. Am I supposed to not eat or drink hours before? Or is there a certain amount I'm supposed to drink before hand?
Avatar n tn I'm a novice when it comes to diabetes so I could use some help. I'm on 2.5mg of Glipizide and have been for about four years. My doctor discourages blood glucose testings -- says that's only necessary if I were on insulin. However, I will occasionally check my blood sugar -- maybe once or twice a month or if I'm not feeling well. I checked it on Sunday and found it was running somewhat high.
Avatar f tn I've recently been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and started testing my blood glucose at home with the One Touch Ultra 2 monitor. The test strips that I've been given are pre-coded, so I do not have to do anything to my monitor prior to testing, other than insert the strip.
Avatar f tn They normally do them around 24 weeks. When I had mine done I was at 219, so automatically they sent me home with a glucose monitor to check my levels 4x a day. I don't necessarily agree with it, but anything for babies well being- I have a check up this week depending on how my levels have been he'll determine if I'll need insulin. However, referring to the guide I was given its been ok.
1348086 tn?1370783185 No, unfortunately there aren't home kits for the average blood work. I'm sure it stinks to be afraid of having your bloodwork done, but it's necessary to maintain your health. You could ask your doctor to limit the frequency of bloodwork by combining as many tests together as possible, so instead of having to go 3-4 times a year, you could maybe do it once or twice a year.
Avatar f tn I have been monitoring my blood sugars at home since at a doctor visit my fasting glucose was 135. Every morning in the past week I have taken it (on empty stomach) it has been in the 130's, only one time it was 114. All throughout the day it is between 129 and 158, sometimes it is 192, 263. I had blood drawn today for A1c, should get the results in a couple of days. I am wondering if these numbers are normal, or do I have a problem?
Avatar f tn I was supposed to have a two hour one but threw up all over my nurse right before my first hour was up. Since I'm having twins they decided it'd be best if I just check my blood sugar at home with a meter four times a day.
Avatar f tn Glucose is sugar. They're testing how your body digests sugar during pregnancy.
709686 tn?1277432159 re concerned about your blood glucose levels, you can purchase a glucose monitor pretty cheaply at drug stores. I got one a few years ago for $10 at CVS. They usually come with 10 test strips and 10 lancets and instructions, which should be plenty to check your blood sugar throughout a couple of days. Extra test strips can be pricy. If you go this route, most recommend checking your blood sugar first thing in the morning (fasting) and 2 hours after meals.
Avatar f tn They of drew blood once on me, they got 2 tube though. It's just scary :/ I'm praying it's not gestational diabetes. They haven't called me or anything to know when to go do the 3 hour one so I'm just waiting .. agh !
Avatar f tn First they take blood then give you drink and they take more blood an hour later and then they take more an hour after that again! You are supposed to fast from midnight to avoid an incorrect reading!