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Avatar f tn He said I could have breakfast like two eggs and so i did maybe that made my test high.....Now I have to make an appt. for the 3hour glucose test.....I hope I don't have gestational diabetes that scares me....I have never had that with my other pregnancies....I'm scared! What happenes when you do have diabetes? Does it go away after birth? What should I do before taking this other test? Can someone advise? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Now my mail order prescription company my healthcare provider goes through has made the decision that LifeScan and it's products are non-formulary and do not qualify for a copay anymore and are not a preferred company. Instead, they told us to call them and get a new free Accu-Chek Compact blood tester whose strips are covered (this year). Is the Accu-Chek Compact brand by Roche any better or worse than One Touch Ultra? It looks almost twice the size and heavier.
Avatar f tn Reality is I have big babies I eat healthy and have not history of blood sugar issues.
Avatar f tn i was told that the results from the glucose test with 75 grams were fasting 86 1/2 hour 179 1hour 218 2 hour 135 during that test i almost passed out 15 minutes after taking the drink and was layed down in a patient room. i passed out/fell asleep and the remainder of the test was a complete blur. i do remember being woken up by being slapped on the back and yelled at but i really dont remember it coherently.
1240706 tn?1331605711 If your levels are high they send you for the 3h test which is a fasting test in which you take blood on your fast. then a 75 ml drink, and then blood after 1h and blood after 2h. However even though you don't need to fast for the 1h screen you still shouldn't eat anything after drinking the solution. I don't know why I did not think of this a little better. But in my case since the levels were so high they just skipped over the 3h test and diagnosed me with GD.
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.
Avatar f tn Hi Last week I took a CBG blood glucose test. I ensured the lancet was new. It was uncapped and it was new. However, I didn't know about the strip on the glucose meter. I was scared since that it could have been reused and I felt like I saw either blood or blood stains on it. The same day and the next, I asked the doctor and they said that the meter would not work on used strips.
Avatar n tn I thought it was strange so that night I asked my father for his Blood glucose meter and when I tested my son, his glucose level was 188. Should I re-test his glucose again?
92903 tn?1309908311 I got my doctor to write a script for additional test strips(covered by copay) which gives me 40 test strips a week and I use that many and more. My HbA1c is 4.5 but I am compulsive about glucose control. I became diabetic either as a result of liver transplantation (which isn't uncommon) or as a result of steroid intravenous treatments for rejection (this shocks the pancreas).
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 f tn "My Ac1 was originally 5.7 and the last time it was checked it was 6.2. When I do a 2hr after eating test I'm ok." This is a puzzling statement. An A1c of 6.2% is equivalent to 131 mg/dl daily glucose average. Sometime during the day your levels are not OK, or your meter is need of calibration and/or test strips are not within their expiration period. "I snack late and may eat nuts, yougurt, or sugar free coffee.
Avatar f tn I hope you do consider taking the second test, or even asking if you can just skip right to getting a glucometer, microlets, and test strips so you can test your blood sugar every day, all the time to make sure you are keeping your blood sugar in check. Finally, I want to mention that gestational diabeties can happen at any time durring pregnancy, but it tends to happen more towards the end of pregnancy.
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 The doctor is very, very hesitant to write a prescription for test strips, so I buy them. It's absurb because with my insurance I could test four times a day free. As it is now, I really hoard the test strips. Yes, I try to watch the carbs and sugars, though I fell off the wagon during the Christmas days and that's probably why I'm showing the higher numbers. I also have a Golden Retriever (named Katie -- thus the GoldenKatie nickname) and we walk most every day for at least a mile.
Avatar f tn "I was just wanting to know the chances of having diabetes after taking the blood test and urine test." The urine test is one of several test indicators for diabetes. Excess glucose is sent to the kidneys to be expelled and is captured in your urine. The blood test administered by the nurse and the urine test results will depend on the last time you ate food and/or drank a colored liquid. The best test to determine whether you have diabetes or not is an A1c (HbA1c) test.
128449 tn?1192829269 I would get in there and tell them that you are not leaving untill they agree to test you. Diabetes is very serious! Does your Dr. work alone or is he in a clinic with other Dr.s? During pregnancy especially, it's so important to have 100% trust in him. I mean, it's his job to make sure you and your baby are not in any danger. And it doesn't sound like that is what he is doing. I would ask friends, people you work with, anybody that you trust that have had kids who their Dr. was.
6850426 tn?1385502685 Do you get any physical symptoms at the time that microscopic blood is detected? When I detect traces of blood on my reagent strips for urinalysis, with no leucocytes or protein, I do experience discomfort in my left kidney area and observe my urine for any signs of kidney stones. Make sure that you drink enough fluids and that you do not become dehydrated. Drinking fresh lemon juice with water will also help.
400099 tn?1282958464 I just had my AIC checked a couple of days ago, which is the three-month test to see how your blood glucose has been over the past 90 day period. I get the results back next week. I will share with all of you, whether my levels have gone up, since they have remained consistent for 3 years now. I have not changed anything about my diet, so I would expect them to be the same. I will let you know if they are off the charts, then check with my doctor to see if indeed, Copaxone may be at fault.
Avatar n tn I agree I need some help here, doctorwise, however, I live in a small mountain community and it's not as easy to change as it would be in a larger city. As far as I know the test strips are OK. I had a couple of urine test strips and it tested the highest -- but no ketones, so that is good. Since last week I have increased my exercise (briskly walked two+ miles yesterday - and will again today) and have cut out all sugars and reduced carbs.
Avatar n tn Next time you get a rx for tx blood work ask your doc to add the 'A1C' test. The results give you a blood sugar reading that is expressed as a number which reveals your blood sugar over the past 3 month span. If you take the A1C when they do a CBC keep in mind it's a 'fasting' test. Go in the AM.
667829 tn?1297981723 You should get a blood test then for the STDs and viruses. The glucose test, in the USA, is done in the 2nd trimester though (I think week 26 or so).
Avatar m tn "PPBS and Glucose blood sugar GH1BC all are normal." Posting test acronyms that are used outside of the US, Canada or Europe can be confusing as some are country specific. This makes it difficult for us to comprehend the actual test. Correct me if I'm wrong, I am going assume 'PPBS' is postprandial blood sugar, the results 2-3 hours after having consumed a sugary test substance. And GH1BC is glycated hemoglobin A1c?
Avatar f tn In OGTT [oral glucose tolerance test] it is used to see how high ones glucose elevates [peaks/plateaus]. If you're going to test postprandial, the proper postprandial testing time is 2-3 hours after a meal. My preference is 2.5 hrs.
Avatar n tn Your doc might also suggst you get a blood test meter and some strips so that you can record your readings. That would be most helpful -- to know your numbers at the time you feel the beginnings of your symptoms. Anyway, I'm not a physician, but I hope this information is helpful. DEFINITELY, follow up with your doctor sicne your symptoms are far from what you've known as normal. I hope this passes soon for you. Do let us know how you're faring, tho', okay?
Avatar f tn He did not tell me to monitor my blood sugar, but local supermarket was giving out free meters so I got one (tru2go) and some test strips and have been checking here and there, especially when I feel like I'm having a low blood sugar attack. I have never yet had a high reading when I checked at any time. However, I have been having a lot of low blood sugar attacks and readings.
793305 tn?1493929118 So I pulled out and older meter and some generic test strips that I have. I reset the Code on the older meter to make sure it was set up correctly and 5 min after a 280 test, the old Mini put me at 184. I know that is still high and I know I need to keep working, but how the heck do I test for this...I grabbed the newer tester and reset the code, it was correct...I also used a finger from my right hand instead of my left and after testing 280 a few short minutes earlier, it now tests at 230.
Avatar n tn hello there, i would wait a little bit longer then get tested again, a blood test would be more accurate! that way you will know for sure! when i first got pregnant i went to the dr and got tested every week each of them come back negative then i finally went in for a blood test and found out i was 5 and a half weeks along, a blood test would settle this for sure! GOOD LUCK!!!
296076 tn?1371338074 Mine tests for protein in the urine, not sure what else. My OB with my daughter also tested my urine first thing every visit.