Blood glucose test how to use

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Avatar f tn You will need to test b4 each meal and 2-3 hours after each meal. This will tell you how the foods you consumed affected your glucose levels. Your target ranges are: prandial [b4 meals] 70-99 mg/dl postprandial <141 mg/dl, optimum <121 mg/dl Post back to this thread if you have further questions.
Avatar m tn I am told by one physician who himself said to be a diabetologist, said that more the blood you draw on to the test strip, the glucometer record higher levels and when the less quantity of blood is drawn on to the test strip, the glucometer records lower levels and gives a distorted picture of the glucose levels. Isit so? Or does that physician is under the wrong impression about the glucometers?
Avatar m tn Perhaps to be safe I should abstain from smoking as well as food prior to the test, as nicotine could affect my blood glucose levels. But on the other hand, doesn't *nicotine withdrawal* also affect blood glucose levels? I've heard it claimed that some nicotine withdrawal symptoms are really mild hypoglycemia, although I am unsure about the accuracy of that claim. Any suggests on how to proceed?
1209036 tn?1299178657 The oral glucose tolerance test involves quickly drinking a sweetened liquid (called Glucola), which contains 50 g of glucose. The body absorbs this glucose rapidly, causing blood glucose levels to rise within 30 to 60 minutes. A blood sample will be taken from a vein in your arm about 60 minutes after drinking the solution. The blood test measures how the glucose solution was metabolized (processed by the body).
1096641 tn?1271707225 1. Fasting: First thing in the morning b4 eating or drinking any colored liquids 8-10 hours prior. Normal levels are 70-99 mg/dl. 2. B4 each meal to get a baseline measurement 3. Two-three hours after each meal to see how the foods you ate affects your blood glucose. Normal levels are <180 mg/dl. Ask your Endo for he/she may want to see <140 mg/dl. [< means less than] Keep a written log of your test results and of the foods you ate. Stop eating foods that raise your glucose levels.
1538488 tn?1331483305 You need to see an Endocrinologist for blood work. Your glucose levels are high, and the sooner you start treatment the better.
Avatar m tn I did something really dumb today and now I'm scared. I was unclogging a toilet when some of the water splashed my hands. I have open wounds on my hands. When I looked down into the toilet I saw some used blood glucose test strips. I didn't see any blood. I immediately washed my hands with plenty of soap. About 1-3 minutes later I washed my hands again 3 times. About 10 minutes after that I washed my hands twice more and disinfected them with alcohol.
Avatar n tn read it carefully so you understand how to use it properly. And, yes, some meters require calibration to the test strip prior to use.
Avatar f tn thanks for your concern, i will try to track the blood glucose of my husband how it rises and drop down, the il get back to you to give the details. more power!
Avatar f tn I have been disgnosed for two weeks now and its not the end of the world. You need to check you blood sugar alot and stay away from carbs. Bread, starchy food and sugar. I have kept it under control except when I go out to eat at places like pizza ranch or mcdonalds.
Avatar f tn I re-read your post and came to the conclusion that you attempted to test your glucose at home blindly. You need to see a doctor and get tested properly, get instructions on how to use your home glucose meter - what you call the "small electronic gadget". Learn when and how test your glucose at home and take the meter to you doctor and ask if he/she approves of it too. By the way, asking "if i take a thorough test, will there be a chance that i have diabetes?
1813627 tn?1337722375 I just did my first glucose test for this pregnancy and I am 27 weeks, so yay, you had yours done really early. But I would agree with the above that if you have a history that could be the reason it was done?
Avatar f tn Everyone is required to do it now. They just draw blood from your arm, like normal blood work. Mine came back negative, so my little boobear is ok:D and in a couple of weeks you'll get blood drawn again for glucose test...takes about an hr...lame. and then a few weeks after that, they do blood work again...but i forgot why this last time lol cow brains... haha or maybe this lastime was just me because im anemic and my platlets are very very low. Hmmm ..
Avatar f tn I just got home from by blood glucose test and feel really sick and tired. Is this normal? Does it mean something is wrong?
Avatar n tn 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.
2207301 tn?1340990867 Just wondering what goes on and how it exactly works.
4182046 tn?1355820039 When I get my blood drawn I never look, I just look up or the other direction. It helps alot to do that because when I got my blood drawn for the glucose test I didn't even feel it, the needle was so thin.
Avatar f tn It sounds like you need to look at the number of carbs it does actually take to raise your blood sugars, and even what you use to treat a low. One thing we do for lows is to have our daughter take glucose tablets. They are 4 grams each, and raise blood sugars about 20 points for her. 16 carbs of yogurt would raise blood sugars into the 200s for our daughter, so you are likely just consuming too many carbs.
Avatar n tn I have read, however, that sites other than fingertips can be less accurate. As to how different the glucose reading would be, it probably depends on the meter and perhaps on the size of blood drop.
Avatar f tn i have to go to a nutritional class and there going to show me how to use the glucose meter. The following week i go see a highrisk pregnancy dr.. I heard the babies grow bigger. But i dont knw ill find out next week. Im so bummed.
Avatar m tn It's good to see that you are trying to manage your glucose levels b4 they get out of control. An OGTT requires you to be sedentary 2 hours post test. Being active 1 hour post defeated your "homemade" test. See this link Q: "What can be the normal glucose level after 3-4 hours lunch or dinner time" A: Glucose peaks 2-3 hours after meals where the normal value is <180 mg/dl and the optimum is <140 mg/dl.
2075937 tn?1334884194 a cup of grapes is fine and some fruit is fine. toast and even a cup of cereal is fine. what you are looking at is carb counting. you want 30g of carbs in the morning. on the diabetic diet you eat every 3 if you eat your breakfast three hours before your appointment you will be fine, your sugars will have regulated themselves by then and ready for the peak of sugar juice. there is a three hour test because a lot of women fail the one hour test when they aren't diabetic.
Avatar n tn E=being tired in school and not being able to focus could be because his blood sugar is going to low or to high. I would suggest checking his levels at that time. You might also see about getting a second opinion. I release that the medical system in Canada is different.