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Doctor insights on: Blood Sugar Monitors

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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

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


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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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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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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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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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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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Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Is satisfactory blood glucose meter readings good?

Yes: A good quality glucometer may not be as accurate and a true blood test but it is a great and very precise mode of checking you sugar on a daily basis ...Read more

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Normal sugar blood level?

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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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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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Notmal blood sugar?

Notmal blood sugar?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read more

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What should my blood glucose/ blood sugar be at?

70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...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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When need i monitor blood glucose level?

Diabetes?: If you have diabetes it depends on treatment. On Insulin we ask our patients to test @ home upon waking up on the morning, all meals, and bedtime. On oral medication it is really doctor dependent. Some would ask for fasting blood sugars and 2 hour post meal sugars a few times/ wk perhaps at home. Without diabetes you don't have to do home checks, but follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Anxiety attack affect fasting blood glucose?

Yes: Yes, a rise in adrenaline associated with anxiety will cause your blood glucose to rise. In a diabetic, adrenaline can cause a sharp rise, like 100 or so points or more, but in a non-diabetic 10 or 15 points is possible. Be mindful that uncontrolled glucose levels may also lead indirectly to rise in anxiety sensations as well, see your doctor, to assure adequate control. ...Read more