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Is there anyway to test blood sugar without using blood?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Not really: Blood sugar is just that blood sugar, even the constant glucose monitors which rely on a sensor inserted subcutaneously under the skin) require you to do blood suger at least twice a day to calibrate the sensor. All other methods using technology to try to get an aproximation like infrared dispersion have not been reliable enough.
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What do I look for when I test my blood sugar?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Depends when you ate: Check with your health care provider what your individual goals should be. Usually when you haven't eaten for 6 hours or more the levels should be in the 80-100 range. If you test 1-2 hours after a good sized meal, it would be more like 140-160. This would be for someone with their diabetes under good control.

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