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Avatar f tn Did some looking around on the Internet and could not find an answer so my question is are there any risks getting HIV from using blood glucose supplies considering there is blood involved. If a person with HIV accidentally gets his/her blood on the meter or the test strips (supplies) is it possible to catch HIV this way when putting your blood in contact with the test strips (supplies)? Hope this makes sense but I just would like assurance. Thank you!
Avatar n tn A co-worker gave me a CVS/TRUCHECK Glucose diabetes meter. I did not think about it until after I tried it out. his wife had a lance in to poke you to get blood already in it. He said it was new. I did not see him open and install it. If it was previously used can I catch HIV? Worried! Thanks.
Avatar f tn I borrowed my mom's FreeStyle Flash and I just wondered if you put the blood sample on it before you put it in the meter or after you put the strip in the meter? I cannot get in touch with my mom to ask and the directions are not with it. I looked it up on the internet and it did not actually say. It showed how to insert the strip etc... Sorry if the question is dumb. Thank you ahead of time.
Avatar n tn By reusing a glucose test strip they would not get an accurate read on your blood glucose because blood from the previous test would still be on the strip. That fact is common knowledge regardless of what country you are in so despite your suspicions I still do not think you have any cause for concern. If you consult with the hospital who perfomed the test I'm sure they will explain in detail why they cannot resuse test strips.
Avatar f tn I would like your opinion on which glucose meter is best. My insurance will pay for one either from Abbot or Lifescan. I've gone online and I get mixed reviews on the One Touch Ultra and Freestyle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn What is a good blood glucose reading( for morning fasting), on my meter it read (2)?
3237598 tn?1346625090 It could be that if you dropped it or left it in a hot car, it is now defective. They usually are only good for 2-3 years, too. Run a test on the meter with the sugar glucose fluid you have and a fresh test strip. If it is out of range, it could be the meter. Ask your doctor for a new one.
Avatar n tn What does this mean? I can easily understand cholestrol and blood pressure and other variables but blood glucose seems wacky as there are a variety of techniques to measure it and to determine the status. How is it that my BG is normal after I eat but a little outside normal when measure after fasting? Moreover, I have written before as well that my lifestyle is too good to expose me to higher BG numbers. I am really disturbed.
591312 tn?1218872080 Hi, Does anybody know of any glucose meter that does the reading without actually extracting blood? This is for my younger brother..
Avatar n tn I saw where LifeTrac finished beta Testing a glucose meter that doesn't use blood or isn't a continous meter like the GlucoWatch. Is this real or just some Internet Hoax? Life without pricking would be nice ....
Avatar f tn Diabetes does not run in my family. No one in my family has it. I decided to buy a blood glucose meter a week ago and test myself because I was feeling sick and had some diabetes symptoms (urinating a lot, dry mouth). It turns out I was just sick with a viral infection (fever, nausea, diarrhea), which I'm still not completely over. I'm not consistently testing myself after every meal, but I have been in the morning because my fasting blood glucose numbers aren't great.
Avatar n tn I think you are saying when you test your BG (blood Sugar) the test meter says "HI" If that is true! you NEED to go to a MD or HOSPITAL I cant stress that enough, that king of BG is very dangerous you are close to going into a coma. That kind of BG will KILL you. you are close to "Ketoacidosis (DKA) " a FATAL reaction to high BG.
Avatar n tn On the average, new red blood cells live three months before dieing off and getting turned into Bilirubin. Excess glucose binds to the outer wall of red cells and the A1c captures this. The A1c determines where you stand as far diabetes goes. Your results are presented in percentile (%) where some labs have the high water mark at 7%, others at 6%. If you go above your labs high range, you are diabetic - no ifs or buts. There are OTC home kits available but I don't know their degree of accuracy.
Dude If you have diabetes and you don't have a meter you have no idea where your blood sugar is or if what you are doing is helping to control your blood sugars. Without a meter it is like trying to drive a car in the dark with no headlights. You should use your meter to monitor your blood sugar and to also see the effect of diet, exercise, and medications (and then use this information to improve your blood sugar control).
Avatar f tn But now we have observe that his blood glucose drop down, so we reduced insulin into 0.5ml, and still his blood glucose drop into 118-140, now we are confused if he still needed the insulin or we have to totally stop it. Hope anyone can give us advised. thanks and more power!
Avatar f tn It's interesting that you question the accuracy of your glucose meter for I was reading the September 2008 issues of Consumer Reports that rated both blood-pressure monitors and blood-glucose meters. Only one blood-glucose meter scored excellent overall and also scored the highest for consistency- the Johnson & Johnson Lifescan OneTouch Ultra Mini. The Ultra Mini was followed by Ascensia Contour, ReliOn Ultima (WalMart), and Accu-check Compact Plus.
Avatar n tn A good way to see if yours is within normal variance is to bring along your meter when you go for a blood draw (from a vein). Within 5-10 minutes of them drawing blood, do your own blood test and save the results. Compare them with what the doc tells you your number was. Your result should be within 15% of the doc's result. What's important here is to know how you feel & how you function when your BG is at different numbers.
5536886 tn?1455830946 How did you choose which blood glucose monitor to use? Are there certain features that make one better then the other?
Avatar n tn I am a type two diabetic. I check the blood glucose levels of my four year old son with my meter often. The levels have always been good. The other night however he ate a lot of his Halloween candy and I check his sugar a couple of hours after he had eaten it and his BG level was 159. This really worried me because his sugar levels had never been this high. I checked again in thirty minutes and it was 133. I checked it again in two hours and it was 106.
Avatar n tn I had nothing to eat since 8 last night doctor a 10 today glucose read 111 blood pres read 140 of 100. she said to have a test done. at dinner test on grandmother meter it read 140 is this bad. both blood pres and diabetes run in family. should i worry about this doctor never said what a normal none diabetics read is.
Avatar f tn I had the 1 hour glucose test and they called today and said it was elevated. Now I have a meter to check my own sugar well its running 95 or under. Soo is it possible I still have diabetes even though my blood sugar is normal...
Avatar n tn I had pre-diabetes before starting treatment, which has somewhat worsened during and since, but they believe the progression was inevitable whether with or without tx for the hcv. The main thing is to keep monitoring your blood sugar (get a glucose meter if you don't have one) and take whatever meds your doctor prescribes.
Avatar n tn My blood glucose was 95 after an overnight fast. I ate a bowl of Fiber One cereal for breakfast, and 70 minutes afterward my glucose was up to 146. Then three hours later it was 118. Is this prediabetic?