Blood glucose test meters

Common Questions and Answers about Blood glucose test meters


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.
Avatar f tn How accurate are glucose meters?. The other day, I did two measurements of sugar blood in a row, (same finger) seconds appart and the glucose meter showed a difference in the numbers.
144586 tn?1284669764 This calls to mind the fact that of all the disaster plans I have read, none require a stockpiling of replacement meters. or provision for timely emergency delivery of a large quantity of meters and test strips to a flood area. The first thing that comes to mind is to have an emergency plan to transport your meter and cell. A sealed garbage bag works for me. Cut to size, of course.
Avatar m tn I have just starting testing my blood glucose Do I need to test every day or weekly ?
Avatar n tn It really doesn'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.
Avatar f tn Reality is I have big babies I eat healthy and have not history of blood sugar issues.
446049 tn?1538871187 Accu-Chek Offering a reasonable price on Glucose test strips. For A1C I'm not sure how reliable the meters available in the market. So better to do it at local labs. Usually many insurances support once in 3 months testing.
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.
503651 tn?1223178201 Here are some things you need to be aware of about home test meters; 1. Home meters run off of a photo cell battery. The battery may have drained below its normal usage mark resulting in inaccurate readings. Change the battery if your meter allows it. 2. Meters should be calibrated every three months. 3. Lets not forget that mechanical/electronic things fail out of the blue. This might be the case with your meter. 4. My test strips have an expiration date on the vial.
885280 tn?1289566155 Your 70 mg/dl could well be 50 mg/dl, or worse if your meter is inaccurate. 4. Last time you had an A1c test? 5. Last time you saw a doctor for a checkup? [blood pressure, EKG, etc] 6. Are you maintaining proper weight? Bottom line, you're not going to get an answer from any health forum or chat board, only from a professorial health care worker - a doctor. If you cannot afford to see one Google 'free health clinics' in your area. Good luck.
Avatar n tn in blood glucose readings, does that mean my 79 random blood glucose test is A LOT higher than that? And if I WAS fasting for that exam (it was a few months ago, believe it might have been a morning appointment), what does that mean in terms of the false decrease? Does anyone have any realistic/substanial evidence/knowledge on this?
875426 tn?1325532016 Doesn't matter if the patient has been fasting or the test is random [excludes OGTT [oral glucose tolerance test]]. A doctor may perform random glucose 'blood' testing to see if glucose varies widely throughout the day. Healthy peeps do not.
Avatar n tn caused a mixture of blood and other tissue liquids, your numbers could be slightly different from what his real glucose levels are. I test from fingertips and have had many types of glucometers in my 37 years with type 1 diabetes, and have never found them to be inaccurate.
92903 tn?1309908311 Regarding glucose, buy a blood sugar meter and test yourself one hour after meals and again two hours after meals for several days to see how high you go. This will tell you far more than a fasting blood sugar test, which only indicates problems when you're pretty diabetic. Basically, you should not go over 140 at one hour, 120 at two. Eliminating refined sugar won't do the job. First of all, white bread, believe it or not, is way worse than any sugar.
Avatar n tn Normal blood sugars in non-diabetics reach 120-140 two hours after a meal, depending on how glucose is measured. Also keep in mind that BG meters and test strips are not perfectly accurate. If you take two measurements just a minute apart, you will usually see a difference of at least a few points, and often more. Also, at this early stage, you should be at least as worried about low BGs as you are high BGs, especially at night. I know you want the best for your son.
Avatar m tn You need to eat more. You should test your glucose two hours after you eat. Your fasting blood sugar should 80 to 110. Your blood sugar dropped 6 points is only because it didn't have time to react. Since you didn't wait two hours.
Avatar m tn Also, a finger stick is much more accurate than a forearm test, as it takes longer for the blood sugar in the forearm (less blood flow), to reflect the actual blood sugar than the fingers. So testing post eating blood sugars do recommend fingers.
Avatar f tn My two cents worth is that initially, at least, you are going to have to resolve yourself to take lots of blood sugar sticks. Yipes! The automatic needle sticker is pretty painless. The test strips will be an expense and your insurance company may not pay for enough. If you eat the same kinds and quantities of foods consistantly, at the same time, once you have established the routine you can cut down on the sticks.
Avatar f tn DId you wash and dry with a CLEAN towel? ask for a OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test) they give you a glucose drink and test your BG every 15 or 20 minutes for 2 or 3 hours. that will give you the best info on how well your body processes carbs. With an A1c of 5.5 your in the Pre-diabetes camp. Many of us dont beleave in pre-diabetes, we think your diabetic and your pancreas still works a little.
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.
338963 tn?1253664422 so i took my 1hr glucose test about a week ago and i failed. i dont know whats wrong or if ill even pass the 3hr one. the same day i took the test i had a dr apt and i had an u/s then i was to be 26wks 2days and my baby was measuring 29wks 2 days. do you think its possible that i have gest diabities? im just so scared.
Avatar f tn my husband was 2yrs post liver transplant, that is the one reason why he is also now suffering from monitor blood sugar problem. my question now is about fluctition of his blood glucose, we have a kit monitoring it before and after meal, but there was time when we check it is high then after just a minute it drop down, we are really worried why is this happening? hoping that anyone could help!
Avatar n tn Is there usually a difference in the test results from blood drawn from the arm and blood drawn from the finger tip? I heard that the fingertip blood can test higher than blood drawn from the arm and I wondered if that is usually the case.
319281 tn?1238546523 A close friend of mine had it, and she just had to test her blood sugar w/a glucose meter (I had to do that for awhile for something else; it's super easy and doesn't hurt. The latest meters are so cool!) and keep track of her diet, making sure she didn't overdo the sugar. She did gain a bit more weight than average, but nothing that was dangerous or anything. Her baby turned out completely healthy and her GB went away after delivery.
Avatar m tn mmol/L) and just taken my glucose level.
Avatar f tn 9 mmol/l Include in the same blood draw [sample] an A1c test then use this formula to see your estimated daily average glucose [eAG] as compared to your fasting glucose results level. 28.7 X A1c – 46.7 = eAG Then divide by 18 or multiply by 0.055 to see your mmol/l results. A1c normal range = <4.9% A1c prediabetes = 4.9-5.5% [5.6-6.
304573 tn?1345580938 Anyone start having problems with their blood glucose levels...seems I am becoming hyperglycemic.....
Avatar m tn As to pot, never agreed with me, so that's off the table. ------------------------------ FL, I mentioned earlier it was a fasting glucose from a test tube blood draw with at least 12 hours fasting beforehand. My brother mentioned the blood meter thing as well and it's on my list somewhere if I can ever find that list! ---------------- Bill, Thanks for the suggestions. I have been ordering HgA1c tests and I'll have to re-check the results and perhaps get a more current one. My test was fasting.