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Diabetic Glucose Meter
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
Not helpful: You have to wait at least 2 hours following a meal. If i recall, at 2.5 hours your blood sugar was down to 127 mg/dl which is normal. You also had a normal fasting blood sugar and normal hba1c in the recent past. These results are very reassuring. Please discuss with your doctor when you should be reevaluated. Home meters can't make a diagnosis. All results need to be confirmed in a lab. ...Read more
I had fasting glucose meter readings of 100-112 mg/dl on 8 occasions and 1 ocassion of 127 mg/dl. Do I need to be put on oral meds for pre-diabetes?
Pre- diabetes: Looks that your concern about diabetes is not needed. That said, please check your blood sugar before breakfast on alternate days, and at bedtime on the other days. If any of those bedtime glucose levels are above 150 you must see your doctor. Hopefully that should not be an issue. ...Read more
Not extreme: I frequently have patients who are having symptoms of hypoglycemia check their sugar at home with a glucose meter when they are having symptoms. Most people find that their sugar is normal (over 70) when they are having symptoms, showing that their symptoms are not actually due to a low sugar. Keep in mind that these meters are not 100% accurate, if you get a low reading, repeat it again. ...Read more
Will a glucose meter work just as well in determining the glucose concentration in non-diabetic blood?
What r glucose meter levels that would indicate pre-diabetes, fasting, upon waking? & 2 hrs after a meal?
Non diabetic yesterday morn. Celestone (betamethasone) spine inj 11:30 am. 7:22am today glucose meter says 276. How do I get it down?
Drink water exercise: Corticosteroids cause increase in blood sugar. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated because that sugar increase will tend to dehydrate. Exercise will burn sugar. Avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates. Get your doctor to check you for metabolic syndrome (the first stage of diabetes) which results from Insulin resistance and is associated with hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. ...Read more
Chronic pancreatitis glucose meter 178 in am 55 3pm 1st time this happened is this an indicator of diabetes starting. And when should go to ER?
Possibly: Occasionally normal people may get down to 55, but 178 is high, especially for a fasting glucometer reading. You weren't able to give quite enough information- for example, why are you checking your sugars and are you on medications? You probably don't need the ER unless you feel very ill, but you should see your doctor. You could also call in and talk to me live and I could be more specific. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
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