Over the counter blood sugar test

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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.
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 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!
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 I test fasting blood sugar at home and I mentioned that it ranged between 92--133 mg/dl. Also HbA1c was 7.
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 If you have not eaten any food, sugar in the form of Lactose is secreted by the muscle to give the muscle the energy it needs. If this sugar is not used up during exercise, the sugar is still in the blood and will test higher for an hour or so before being used up by other bodily activities.
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 m tn The main thing is for him to avoid anything that can harm his liver. Alcohol for one. Many medicines both over the counter and by prescription stress and can damage his liver further. If he is taking any meds or alternate herbs, supplements, vitamins, his doctor should have reviewed this. They all can potentially toxic to the liver. No one can say how long his liver will continue to function as it is. It is only when he’s liver can no longer function that a liver transplant is needed.
Avatar m tn An hour of afternoon exercise may lower glucose levels until the next morning, affecting the fasting blood sugar test. Exercise can also affect glucose levels by releasing adrenaline. This raises blood sugar temporarily. Physical exertion or other activities that cause excitement may increase fasting sugar levels if performed shortly before the test.
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!
944604 tn?1283202525 I called the doctors office to see if anywhere else did it on Saturdays and every where else was insanely busy so I went home. I had been panicing anyways because the spirals of my blood sugar are making me so sick and nothing is working. How am I going to get through even 3 hours when my blood sugar drops in 2. Mark told me he would take off on Monday and we would go to Crestwood.
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.
217229 tn?1192766004 and steaming cleared it up in half the time of my colleagues...who ran for all the over the counter **** or antibiotics. As a teacher, teaching little ones, it is like working in a petri dish!!! So I do what I can "naturaly" as much as I can. So of course when I have to pop this poison in my body every day and once a week it kills me to do so! But I am doing it! Hope you feel better sweetie! You have helped me with my questions so much since I joined.
Avatar m tn Would the standard blood test given at the Hospital detect mono if this was the case? I'm asking because early on my symptoms really resemble mono. Thank You!
Avatar m tn The A1c, on the other hand, doesn't care what you consumed the day before, the night before or the week before the test. It measures your glucose over the past three months then gives an average. This helps the doctor determine how your body adjusts to producing insulin as needed. For an explanation of the test go here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003640.htm Every lab may have different readings for "normal." Some may be below 5%, others 6%.
Avatar n tn they check for thyroid function so that they are able to determine if thats maybe why you have a weight problem....b12 wont affect thyroid problems even if you have that......another blood test they do is cholesterol levels.....basically to get a baseline if you have trouble with cholesterol...so that you can watch those numbers come down as you eat healthier....having b12 or myoden (adenosine monophosphate) injections wont endanger you further if you have high cholesterol....
488724 tn?1253554835 I do know that diabetes can be a problem when you are pregnant but I can't say I ever heard that those symptoms point to pregnancy. I agree...try the over the counter pregnancy test if you have missed your cycle. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Low cortisol/adrenal exhaustion is the other side of adrenal fatigue or excessive cortisol hence the fat stomach...chronic fatigue. It will affect the thyroid particularly but will not show on a blood test, but all the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but if you take supplement to fix the thyroid it only makes the adrenal more unbalanced.
Avatar n tn if you'd like to continue shaving with a razor a home remedy for popping the really sore in grown hairs is to take the skin from inside of an egg shell and place it over the bump and let it harden to your skin. this draws the bump and all the puss and blood to a head, and it will ooze out on it's own.
Avatar f tn One thing to keep in mind is that if you take your Armour the day of your blood test, it can raise your T3. Its best to not take it before your testing. I wouldn't go off the Armour. Its been working for 25 years. Why change now? Its possible, with hormonal changes, you might need to lower your dose a little. Its not uncommon to have to do this. I'd suggest getting a 24-hour cortisol saliva test done.
Avatar n tn I passed a blood clot the size of a bowling ball. It hit the floor and so did I. It was the last thing I remembered until I was brought back. My husband was with me luckily when it happened and he called a nurse. I had stopped breathing, my heart had stopped and the nurse did CPR until the Doc came in and saved me. Obviously I was bleeding to death internally and I had to get immediate treatment and blood. I am not trying to scare you, but you need to be seen. When you called for your appt.
Avatar f tn Furthermore when they take the fat out of food the food tastes bad, so in place of the fat they put in sugar/high fructose corn syrup. Which feeds yeast which continues to encourage over population of yeast and also is a direct supply of sugar which cause continued leaky gut and diabetes and extra calories. and the cycle continues.
1666903 tn?1383335756 Presently, I feel more even, more stable, but another serious problem has appeared on the scene. Since the change in dosage, my blood glucose levels have shot up to over 200mg/dL. They are consistently that elevated, and my normal dose of insulin is insufficient to handle it. My doctor instructed me to raise my insulin (Lantus-a 24 hr., "background" insulin) by 5 units. So far, this has had no noticeable effect.
Avatar n tn They will say all is normal! Blood tests are not sensitive enough. You must have the saliva test over 24 hrs.! If your adrenals arent working right, talk to your naturopath about adrenal tissue/cortex supplements and/or buy this book :Adrenal Fatigue by James L. Wilson. Medical Dr.s won't help you unless you have full blown Addisons Disease. You can fix adrenal disfunction naturally before you get too bad. It could be causing lots of things in your body to go wrong.
Avatar f tn Since I have to treat 48 weeks I have been counting down the days until the Incivek is over and hoping that things will get a little easier once this part is over. Thanks!
Avatar m tn if it's just an irritation of the bladder wall lining this will calm it down and it is over the counter now...I would also chill out on the masturbation...because this causes the muscles of the pelvic floor to contract and this could be pelvic floor dysfunction so figure out ways to relax the pelvic floor not make it contract and see how you feel...Kegals would be the exact opposite of what you want if it is pfd...it's all about relaxing not contracting the muscles of the pf...