Blood sugar over the counter

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Avatar n tn You cannot buy insulin over the counter without a prescription, nor can you buy syringes needed to inject insulin without a prescription. So you first need to go see your doctor. I would do blood tests before each meal and at bedtime each day until your doctor's appointment and write down the numbers that you get on your glucometer.
Avatar n tn Since high school I've had severe headaches, not exactly migraines, but common over the counter pain relievers do nothing to help. The only cure I have found is to go to sleep and 98% of the time the headache is gone in the morning. Last summer, I tried the South Beach Diet with my parents. Apparently, my body went through severe withdrawls: the first night I had a severe headache as stated above, but also had a shaky, weak feeling, my head felt very heavy, and I felt extrememly nauseous.
Avatar n tn While you are waiting to see your doctor, try excercising (it is a natural way to lower your blood sugar). Even a walk will help. If you don't feel up to it, make sure you stay away from sugary, white foods (things high in carbohydrates). 276 is a fairly high reading, the range should be 80-120. Mine is typically 110-170, although after a meal it has been in the 200's. My husband just found out he has diabetes also, and his was 479 when he found out!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn If I take 23 unit of levimir, I awoke at 4 am and see sugar is 8, but blood pressure up, the if I seat or get up, I get 9 to 9.5, sugar increases. Probably I cannot go to 5 and 6 as fasting sugar, I have adrenal weakness, I may not tolerate that. I am 65 years old Please explain two terms you mentioned: a. Fasting BG b. 6 hours of no food. Yesterday night, I brought to 7 by walking, I woke up at 4pm, sugar was 9, pressure did not increase. I gave only 18 units of levimir.
Avatar n tn can i buy celebrex over the counter?
1192309 tn?1264804832 They tested my blood at that time and discovered the elevated blood sugar. Although I felt better in days (from the meds), I had gone back for the follow up due to rapid weight loss in one week (7 lbs) and frequent urination and thirst. Was Dx'd type II, so immediately began monitoring my carb and sugar in take. Is this about the right time frame for sugar drop, or is it too slow? Should I have had lower numbers faster?
Avatar f tn Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. The other possibility is low blood sugar. There are many self testing kits available in the market for testing blood sugar. Also if eating and drinking something helps then it could be low sugar or GERD. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn There are also over the counter glucose tablets, but I hated those. During hypoglycemic episodes, my blood pressure would drop as low as 80/45, and my pulse was faint and slow. I would also shake, sweat and become extremely dizzy and jittery. In fact, irritability or anxiety were usually early cues that I better eat. Hope all my rambling helped. Hope everything turns out okay.
Avatar n tn You may benefit from drinking a glass of warm milk before you go to bed - or an oat cereal - such as an instant porriidge with a small amount of honey that should keep your sugar levels fairly even through the night. I've had low blood sugar for the past three years and the night is definately the worse time until you get it under control.
Avatar f tn Do you test your blood sugar at home? If so, waht are your fasting numbers and what is your 2 hours after meals. If you don't test at home it may be an idea to ask your Dr to run a HBA1C and also a fasting glucose test to see how your numbers are. Metformin can lose effectiveness over time / as the diabees worsens. When you are stressed try exercise instead of eating to help counter the cravings. Try to eat low carb diet with plenty of protein and healthy fats to help you cope.
Avatar n tn I'm scared of getting addicted, but can't sleep without it. Is there any danger of taking over the counter sleeping pills now and then so that I'm not taking Clonazipam every night. I've gone to bed when really tired without anything and no side affects what so ever. I've tried sleeping pills w/out Clonanzipam, but I usually wake up in the middle of the night and have to take twice as much of the sleeping pills. Still I'm terrified of the Clonanzapam withdrawls I've heard about.
Avatar f tn I'm looking for information on what levels of blood sugar typically result in glycation. I have not seen my blood sugar go over 127, and I'm wondering what level I should be keeping it under in order to lower my Hgba1c. If it is becoming elevated to the 90's overnight is that causing glycation? Should I be looking for spikes that occur within an hour of eating? I haven't done that yet, because the two and three hour readings seem to be standard practice outside of a glucose tolerance test.
Avatar m tn Your metre readings only show the sugar levels in your blood at the time of taking the strip test. If you have not seen a diabetic nurse or dietician that specialises in diabetes, it may be a good idea to see one and this is where your food diary will come in very useful. Your doctor may decide that your diabetic medication may need to be increased or changed to find the right combination that works for you. Make an appointment to see your doctor and get your HbA1C levels checked.
Avatar n tn this is because your insulin receptors can not absorb enough insulin to utilise the sugar. The pancreas then dumps more insulin into the blood and the liver responds to the higher blood insulin level by producing more blood sugar.
535822 tn?1443980380 Tyrosine is said to normalize blood pressure, stimulate the thyroid and contribute to blood-sugar stabilization via adrenal support. Foods containing tyrosine include alfalfa, almonds, apple, asparagus, avocado, banana, beet, carrot, cheese, cherries, chicken, chocolate, cottage cheese, cucumber, egg, fig, fish, leek, lettuce, milk, parsley, peanuts, poultry, spinach, strawberries, watercress, watermelon, yogurt. Another amino acid, tryptophan, is important in reducing depression.
533880 tn?1237616052 But this is not a yeast infection there is no drainage she is not complaining about it burning it just stinks. The cranberry grape juice that I give her has 3x's the sugar than the hic orange drink that I use to give her. She will not drink the regular cranberry juice she makes funny faces. This has been going on for several months now. It is not her urine because if I give her a shower or bath after a few minutes it will start ti stink again. Any ideas? I have had all labs come back negative..
Avatar n tn (Most of the companies do know how many carbohydrates are in a dosage) and figured out that her medications were adding an extra 25 carbohydrates to her system every time she took her medication. This amount of extra carbs will defiantly raise your blood sugar. Even over the counter medications are high in carbohydrates, (i.e. Tylenol, Cough medicines) some liquids are higher in carbs that their tablet form so be careful.
Avatar f tn BG changes all the time eating 5gr of sugar and testing over 1 hour later the sugar is long gone, to find out what is going on with your BG you need to keep good records. AM BG pre food BG how many carbs you eat 1 hour after food BG 2 hours after food BG before exercise BG during exercise BG and exercise level post exercise BG 1 hour after exercise BG random tests will give you random info.
Avatar n tn Drainage of the bump is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated. I hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Avatar n tn Since high school I've had severe headaches, not exactly migraines, but common over the counter pain relievers do nothing to help. The only cure I have found is to go to sleep and 98% of the time the headache is gone in the morning. Last summer, I tried the South Beach Diet with my parents. Apparently, my body went through severe withdrawls: the first night I had a severe headache as stated above, but also had a shaky, weak feeling, my head felt very heavy, and I felt extrememly nauseous.
Avatar f tn I have also used Benadryl at night if it gets unbearable. During the daytime I use a combination of over the counter topical cortisone cream and topical Benadryl gel on the itchiest places. I refrain from hot showers and baths, going lukewarm or cool only. Arthritis strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) helps calm the itch a little bit, two hours later I will sometimes add a couple of Advil ( ibuprophen). So far there has been NO doctor or dermatologist who could help me.
Avatar f tn Most people with heartburn, GERD, acid reflux, abdominal bloating and cramping have no idea that their symptoms may be the result of a lack of stomach acid, and not an excess of stomach acid. And yet these same people may be taking over-the-counter antacids or prescription acid blockers such as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) for the purpose of reducing their stomach acid.
Avatar n tn -do not take magnesium supplements with calcium-- it interferes!
Avatar m tn She put me on an over the counter antihistamine (Claritin I think) for 3 weeks, and they went away. I suspect that if I'd started on them as soon as the hives started showing up, they would have been gone much sooner.
Avatar f tn Drainage of the bump is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription. If there are recurrent boils, then please get your blood sugar levels estimated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar n tn Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Give some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination. Also get her blood sugar levels checked as boils may be caused if sugar levels are raised. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar f tn Hello, Boils in cocaine users can be due to environmental exposure, poor hygiene or repetitive picking at the skin while binging. Apply warm compresses on the boil and keep the area clean. Drainage of the boil is done only when it becomes soft and forms a head. Take some over the counter pain reliever and consult a doctor for examination and antibiotics prescription.If there are recurrent boils,then get your blood sugar levels estimated.
Avatar m tn There are some over the counter treatments for thrush, but more severe infections require prescription medications. I would go to your family physician and discuss what has been going on, and possible treatment for this depending on their assessment. Urgent care centers are convenient and definitely have their place, but you would probably benefit from some continuity of care in this situation.