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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Blood Sugar Monitoring (Overview)

Blood glucose monitoring refers to the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). Monitoring can be done at any time using a portable device called a glucometer.


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Blood sugar control measures?

Blood sugar control measures?

Many: Education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, proper medical advice, medication, life style modification, relaxation, complication prevention, control of BP and lipids, avoid tobacco and excess alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
133 doctors shared insights

Blood Sugar Monitoring (Overview)

Blood glucose monitoring refers to the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). Monitoring can be done at any time using a portable device called a glucometer.


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What is the best blood sugar monitoring meter?

What is the best blood sugar monitoring meter?

Simple or fancy?: Meters vary a lot. Small ones are easier to carry, but those with poor vision may want a larger one that is easier to read. Some are easier than others to set time & date. Some can analyze your readings in great detail. Other try to be as simple to use as possible. Your doctor may want you use one s/he can download at the office. Some have cheaper strips. What are your priorities? ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Blood sugar monitoring (Tip)

Low sugar can be reversed by taking a carb load or candy you should keep around you in case needed. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

Can Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) be used for short-term monitoring of blood sugar level?

FBS: I presume you have type 1 diabetes given your age. My apologies if your doctor has said you have type 2 diabetes and he is correct. Very unlikely unless you are substantially overweight. You should check your blood sugar almost all day if you have type 1 diabetes. There is excellent safe equipment for continuous blood sugar control. Can you please give me some more information about your diabetes. ...Read more

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Blood sugar normal person?

Blood sugar normal person?

Normal Ranges: Fasting: 65-99g/dl; 2 hours following a meal, no more than 139 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

Can you monitor blood glucose levels without drawing blood?

No: Blood glucose is just that blood glucose, many methods have been tried to try to aproximate that. Even with the continious subcutaneous blood glucose monitoring devices you still have to do minimum of 2 bood glucose to calibrate the readings. ...Read more

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Normal sugar blood level?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Normal sugar blood level?

100mg/dL or less: Physicians measure patient's fasting blood glucose. This is the blood sugar taken when the patient hasn't had food or drink for at least 8 hours. "normal" is considered to be 100mg/dl or less. There is a little leeway before a level is high enough to raise concern and necessitate intervention though. A non-fasting blood sugar - or random should be less than 150... Especially 2 hours after you eat. ...Read more

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Is there a needle-less glucose blood sugar monitor system?

Is there a needle-less glucose blood sugar monitor system?

Not yet: But much reasearch being done to find technology that is accurate enough for clinical care/ use by patients. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
once
Have your medications adjusted if needed
Once
Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

If they work: To be considered accurate, a blood glucose monitor may be up to 15-18% off when compared to a lab glucose done at the same time. ...Read more

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After delivery blood sugar levels?

After delivery blood sugar levels?

In general will drop: Immediately after delivery, the placental hormones drop. This causes a sharp decrease in the need for insulin. Unfortunately, Insulin levels are not as quick to drop. This relative increase in Insulin levels causes blood glucose levels to drop after delivery. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Best drug for controlling high Blood sugar PP values?

Depends: But if you are an uncontrolled type 2 diabetic then insulin is on the horizon. Be very careful with your diet and get plenty of exercise! ...Read more

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Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

Can sugar scrubs for body spike the blood sugar level?

No, but these: Are also not likely to do you any good. Rubbing sugar on your skin will not raise blood sugar. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

My blood sugar is high with fasting & insulin. Why?

Because: You have diabetes and are not on an appropriate regimen of diet, exercise, medication etc. Check w/your doctor or diabetes care team. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more