Blood glucose monitor diabetes

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Avatar f tn I am due July 10th my second child. I was told my glucose test came back high. I now have to go to the hospital for the glucose three hour tolerence test. A bit worried, I am hoping it comes back negative so I don't have to worry about having gestational diabetes. Any advice if it does come back positive?
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Tbd Hi. So, a glucose meter using a finger tip prick or a continuous glucose monitor is best for checking blood sugar. Of course, that's after you are diagnosed with diabetes. Prior to that, blood work ordered by your doctor will reveal your sugar levels. https://diabetes.
Tbd I just recently had a health screening and after fasting 12 hours my blood glucose was 111. Should i be overly concerned with that? Will they put me on meds or just monitor it. My history of blood glucose levels range over the last 4 years from 94 to the current 111.
Avatar f tn Is blood glucose reading of 139 ok two hours after eating? I've just begun self-testing and I've had three readings of 88 (afternoon, no food), 89 (morning before eating or drinking), and 139 (two hours after eating). My mother's family has Type I diabetes (8 out of 11 total) and my father developed Type II before he died. I'm concerned because I have very high "highs" and very low "lows" complete with blurred vision, shaking, anxiety, and constant urination.
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Avatar f tn I think you should absolutely go to a healthcare professional with your concerns! That being said, maybe your friend could let you use her sister's monitor to check your blood glucose? If not, then your local pharmacy should have ketone/glucose sticks. You don't need a prescription to purchase them and all you do is (pardon my directness) pee in a cup, quickly dip it in, count 15 seconds, and compare the color of the swatch to the bottle.
Avatar m tn Diabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood glucose levels are over 125. If fasting blood glucose levels are allowed to be over 250 or even 200, diabetes is very poorly controlled.
Avatar f tn They will likely monitor her closely and instruct her how to self monitor so she can keep her blood glucose under control especially during the last third of pregnancy. She'll also have a regular delivery, waiting like all women for it to start on its own if her blood glucose is controlled. If she's having issues with that, they will induce her. Lots of women are induced for many reasons when pregnant.
Avatar n tn May be wise to check fasting insulin as well as glucose, and get hba1c done to be sure that average blood sugars are normal. This way you can already monitor and catch early if your blood sugar levels become less than ideal..
Avatar m tn I never noticed any increased levels in my blood glucose levels tho. Try one for a day or two, monitor your levels and see if they affect anything. Something that I do is look at the lables when I am not sure if something is ok for me. When you do this compare the lables from a diet soda to a regular soda and see what they look like, this will pretty much give you a answer as well.
Avatar n tn I have gestational diabetes.
Avatar m tn With a family history of diabetes you have a higher chance of getting the diabetes gene passed to you than others. Glucose [blood sugar] plateaus in your bloodstream 2-3 hours after a meal so as far as the fruits, yes, fruits can raise glucose [blood sugar] levels. For myself and a few others, eating fruits is the same as eating table sugar, extremely harmful and dangerous. This could be you too.
180395 tn?1287493997 Once before breakfast and once before lunch. So I decided to buy a glucose monitor to check to see if maybe low blood sugar was the culprit. Well this morning before I bought it I came to work, had 2 donuts for breakfast (this isnt an everyday thing, someone just decided to be nice and bring some to work this morning) then I had 2 cups of coffee with creamer that contains sugar and on the way to work this morning I had a large cup of sweet tea.
Avatar n tn The probable reason you have not been asked to monitor your glucose more often is because at this point you have not been put on medication of any sort. So any glucose changes will happen fairly slowly as your system adjusts to the low-carb lifestyle. Since you cannot take medication if you see a high number, it is almost pointless to do the glucose test. And since you are not taking medication at this point, lows are not an issue.
Avatar n tn To sum up, I had never had a fasting blood glucose, have diabetes in my family, so decided to get a home monitor, see where I stood (given I am still in my 20's but not in good shape - getting there, exercising now, but wanted a baseline). So I hadn't been getting goog night sleep due to work, but checked it a few times in a week (in morning, after a 10-14 hour fast fort those morning tests) and generally got 103, 104 for most. Mornings.
1209036 tn?1299178657 Anything over 130/140 (depending on the doc) you may be asked to make major changes to your diet or even take pills and you will have to test your sugar daily at home with a blood glucose monitor that uses a drop of blood from your finger.
Avatar f tn I am sure the doctor will get back to you, but you really have to make sure and show this to your child's doctor. I have learned that the blood sugars he is having are not normal and he needs to be seen tomorrow. He needs the follow up testing asap and needs an A1C test. This shows the average blood sugar over the last few months. It showed my daughter to have a glucose intolerance. Good Luck. Becky This is on the american diabetes association website.
Avatar m tn com/health/diabetes-and-exercise/DA00105 As Sally mentioned, it is best to monitor your blood glucose with a home test meter.This is the only way to know, besides being tested at the doctors office, your glucose levels. You can Google "when to test blood glucose" for recommendations, which is different than the above link.
Avatar f tn It is also possible to have elevated blood sugar if you fast for a longer than usual period. It is good that your subsequent tests were ok. Anyway, use this as your motivation to stay healthy. Minimize sugar and processed foods, exercise. A regular check of blood sugars every once in a while (and certainly every 6 months) is a good practice so you can monitor yourself over time.
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.