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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
In what way ?: The blood sugar is in a relatively steady state unless you consume food that triggers a change. It should not matter if you test immediately on awaken ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Urine glucose: If your GTT is OK and the 2 hour urine only a trace high, I don't think you have anything to worry about. That said, be careful with your food and dri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Alternate sites: Many blood sugar monitors available today offer what is called alternate site testing that allows persons to test in places besides fingers. Certain s ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
BP machine: With an automatic blood pressure machine from walgreens or cvs.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About 10 days, but..: A pregnancy test done correctly should give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a period. Done too soon, a negative pregnancy ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Use your ear. : The new devices can test with very little blood. A stick on the ear lobe works well if you have the dexterity to perform this feat. The payback is tha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
42 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Instructions: After 10:00 pm the day before do not eat anything but water. Go to the lab and get a fasting blood glucose and a hbga1-c (pharmacies cell a kit) . T ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
New technologies..: Actually you can have continuous blood glucose monitoring device which uses a small probe inserted under your skin. There is also a "wrist-watch" whi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Watson
38 years experience Family Medicine
Diabetes test: The best test is a fasting sugar and a hemoglobin a1c. If there is a question doing a test 2 hours after a large meal or a glucose tolerance test can ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
42 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Sorry: Up until now the best reflection of your blood sugar is that, taking blood from your capillary bed best done by getting blood from your finger tips.

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