Blood sugar test alcohol swab

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Avatar n tn But I wuld like to know that is it harmful to my finger/s tips in any way that i test my blood so many times a day. Before testing my blood, i clean my finger tip with alcohol swab and then ***** my finger with the needle and then remove blood and clean it again with the slcohol swab.
Avatar m tn It sound your immunity is low for some reason. Do you drink a lot of alcohol? Also, eating a lot of sugar? Have you had a complete blood count? Other than these things I would talk to your doctor about why.
Avatar f tn I picked up the other things at the pharmacy and my copay was about $22 for the test strips, lancets, and alcohol swab. Make sure they call in the right test stips and lancets for the type of monitor you got as they aren't all the same.
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!!!
255722 tn?1452550141 I've had several weird health related issues over the past year, and have recently been to an endocrinologist for a work-up. I have a very strong history of adult type II diabetes (not necessarily weight related) on my father's side of the family (Grandmother, uncle and father only one of which was ever overweight).
Avatar m tn My Hiv + patient( End Stage of AIDS, non complaint with medications), had in her hand a alcohol swab that had been applied to her bleeding finger after obtaining a blood sugar level. The alcohol swab must have been in her finger for 30 seconds before she handed it to me (few drops of blood in the middle) , I picked up from her hands without gloves.
Avatar m tn As long as you are not taking insulin (in which case alcohol can cause hypos and unpredicatable blood sugars), an occassional drink or two should be fine - though do avoid sweetened drinks which can still add unnecessarily to blood sugar rises. I do take insulin. However, when I drink alcohol, my blood sugars will be much lower than usual compared to normal response without alcholol. Still not an excuse to drink much.
144586 tn?1284669764 Shooting for a level of 200 in an emergency will provide reasonable temporay control without the dangers associated with extremely precise control of the blood sugar. You don't need a physician to work out such an "emergency food intake/insulin protocol". If you are diabetic and regularly use a meter it sounds like a good weekend project.
Avatar m tn I went to another doctor and he looked and told it may be herpes. He didn't take swab but submitted for blood and urine tests (HSv antibody type specific,HIV antibody,Syphilis,Chlamydia, hepatitis and related). He also gave me Acyclovir 400mg 3 times a day for 7 days. I got concerned and started taking supplements Lysine, Olive leaf extract, Cod liver oil and Oregano oil along with Acyclovir, also applied a cream (which again had Lysine and other herbs).
Avatar n tn It usually takes 4-6 weeks for HSV blood tests to become positive, sometimes up to 3-4 months -- so you could have been infected recently and still have negative results. However, if a future HSV blood test is positive, most likely it would mean you acquired asymptomatic HSV and still have some other cause of your symptoms.
Avatar m tn 1 kilograms) have a family history of diabetes are obese All other pregnant women are tested for diabetes at 24 to 28 weeks. This test involves drinking a sugary liquid and having a blood glucose test (which involves having blood drawn) after an hour. If the sugar level in the blood is high, further testing may be done to diagnose gestational diabetes.
Avatar f tn Since hcv can bring on diabetes, you might want to check that out. And don't check it with a fasting blood sugar. You can have high blood sugars after meals for years before your fasting reading indicates any problem. Best to eat a carb laden meal and then test.
Avatar n tn I'd be a bit skeptical in this situation. what kind of test did your g/f have? If it was a blood test for chlamydia, then those aren't very accurate. However, if your g/f had chlamydia, and you in fact fought of chlamydia as you say you did, then you would have definitely gotten reinfected, since you say you guys had a bunch of unprotected sex. I don't understand what you mean when you say your g/f tested positive for chlamydia, but the level was low? What kind of test did you take?
Avatar m tn Make sure that you get your sugar levels checked at least once a year or more if your doctor advises - the blood test for this is the HBA1C test. This gives the average blood reading over a period of 9-12 weeks. If you have a home monitor, that only gives you a sugar reading at the time of you taking the reading only. This would show the doctor how well you are managing your diabetes and whether your medication needs to be adjusted. Hope you improve very soon. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn If your mouth always feels dry making you feel thirsty that you have to have a drink, get checked out for diabetes. Make an appointment to see your doctor and also get a blood test to check for anaemia. Having anaemia can also cause tongue problems. Drink plenty of water and natural yogurt drinks. Avoid strongly flavoured foods. Getting a white tongue can sometimes be caused from stomach problems. Hope you get some relief soon. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn I don't thing so however I do agree to the later part of the sentence cuz , you're loosing your sleep over a no risk incidence and you never really needed a test.
Avatar m tn I had a full blood/urine/swab STI test at the 8 day mark (all came back completely negative), but after recent research I've discovered that would be far too early to be conclusive anyway, right(?) Please advise / help. Have resisted posting this for 3 weeks now but it's at the point where I am literally CONSUMED by this worry and completely sick to my stomach. Many thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I said NO I don't believe in them. He says well I think you have the flu and so were going to get a swab kit and test you for the flu? I said what about the obvious of my foot?? He says well that I'm not sure of but I'm sure you have the flu so I told him where to stick his swab and left. The following day I wake up to both my heels of my feet burning both my heels swollen and still running a low grade fever.
Avatar m tn In any case, I think the problems on my tongue are related to that encounter. Girl I was with refused to test for anything. Last week I went to a dermatologist who ordered a series of tests including HIV (despite being tested negative several times with both Elisa and PCR), syphilis and other tests. I found an interesting article on xerostomia that might be interesting to read: http://surgical-dentistry.
Avatar f tn I used the herpes cream it get better but I still feel tingling and pain sometimes. went through blood test and urine test all fine. Since I guess it was cracks, i try to walk and sit slowly..pee/poo works sometimes but not all the time. I'm going back for my gynecological doctor soon because i still feel the pain sometimes..and i doubt it is not herpes. because me and my partner only have sex between us.
1809109 tn?1331807377 Genetic testing involves taking DNA generally from a swab of saliva or a sample of blood. According to the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), there are presently around 220 DNA diagnostic tests available from 44 laboratories across Australia. The cost of genetic testing procedures varies, from less than $100 to more than $1000, depending on various factors. Eg: a single gene mutation is less expensive than high complexity tests such as full gene sequencing.
Avatar f tn My doc after after examination concluded that it may be due to alcohol swab and ask me to reduce its use and belive me after that no further rashes and injection site reaction...
217229 tn?1192766004 DPN is often found in people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels over time. Your doctor may be able to help you get better control of your blood sugar level. This may help prevent more nerve damage. If you still feel some pain, LYRICA may be able to help you. What Does Diabetic Nerve Pain Feel Like? If you have nerve pain, it may be hard to do simple things like dressing, walking, or even just lying down.
Avatar m tn What is an STI? Did the doctor arrange for a blood test to be taken? and did he say what for? Did the doctor examine your throat and chest? If you are still having the soreness, wash yourself with water and apply natural yogurt to the sore area. You can also buy antifungal creams for the genital area from the pharmacist. It's a shame the doctor didn't take a swab from your mouth and throat. That would indicate which bacteria or fungal problem you may have.
Avatar n tn Although your symptoms are not typical for herpes, that remains the most common cause of otherwise unexplained genital sores or "cuts". A negative swab test doesn't mean much, especially if done on a lesion more than 2 days old. Ask your health care provider do a blood test for HSV-2.
Avatar m tn I've had the all-clear for all the common STDs - but not had a herpes test as there were never any sores for them to swab (or at least, no more than some redness and the occasional small cut that didn't last more than 24-48hrs). I've been told that as I get cold sores occasionally on my mouth, it would need to be a genital swab to confirm what I may or may not have down there.
529981 tn?1212853666 Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations. Also I have tried, salycylic shampoos, tar shampoos, jojoba oil, AND nothing seems to help. Please help me and my hair. I am a busy college student, who unfortunately does not have the time and money to deal with this.
Avatar n tn They did blood work and said my potassium was low and blood sugar was borderline. The doctor there told me to stop the Tamiflu because I may be having side effects and that I never should have been given it in the first place & stop the nasal spray too but that I had to finish the Decadron since I already started it but that it is probably the cause of the low potassium and blood sugar. I was given a potassium pill prescription for a week.
Avatar m tn I've heard more often, though still only rarely, from people who said their blood test or stool sample test was negative, even though they were clearly suffering, based on their symptoms and the spit test, from candida overgrowth. So this spit test is at least as accurate as expensive tests available from doctors.
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