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

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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) . That will tell you if you are not handeling your sugar properly. If you see your doctor he can answer all this questions and concerns.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012

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