A 48-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the most reliable way to test my blood sugar?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Laboratory, but: Laboratory determined blood glucose is the best as long as the blood is spun immidiately(separate cell from serum)or is collected in a specil tube where red cells are destroyed, because red cell will continue to break down glucose if not processed immidiately. On the other hand, home blood glucose monitors are also quite reliable specially for day to day decision making.
Answered on Jul 18, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 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
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
AM and PM: If you doctor wants you to check your sugars daily, you should at least check first thing in the morning (fasting) and 2 hours after your evening meal ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month