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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Diastix (Overview)

Diastix is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is diastix?

What is diastix?

Urine test for sugar: These were used to test the urine for glucose before home blood sugar testing became widely available. Tests for urine glucose are less helpful because they don't show anything unless blood sugar is over 180, and because they show what the blood sugar has been since the last time someone urinated, instead of what the sugar is right now. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
4 doctors shared insights

Diastix (Overview)

Diastix is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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I have used a diastix and its shown up dark brown so what's that?

I have used a diastix and its shown up dark brown so what's that?

High urine sugar: A dark brown reaction on the diasix means that the urine being tested contains a large amount of glucose. ...Read more

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What does a dark brown diastix mean?

What does a dark brown diastix mean?

High urine sugar: A dark brown reaction on the diasix means that the urine being tested contains a large amount of glucose. ...Read more

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What is diastix?

Urine test for sugar: These were used to test the urine for glucose before home blood sugar testing became widely available. Tests for urine glucose are less helpful because they don't show anything unless blood sugar is over 180, and because they show what the blood sugar has been since the last time someone urinated, instead of what the sugar is right now. ...Read more

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How can I read diastix test strips?

How can I read diastix test strips?

No role: Hi. Diastix (urine glucose testing) has no role (none, zero) in the modern treatment of diabetes. See a good, up-to-date physician (many outstanding ones in Florida) for diabetes management. I shudder to think how you're being treated by the dinosaur who has you using Diastix! What do your A1c's run? What drugs are you on for diabetes? Please go get a 2nd opinion for diabetes management. ...Read more

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What does a dark brown diastix mean?

High urine sugar: A dark brown reaction on the diasix means that the urine being tested contains a large amount of glucose. ...Read more

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Where to buy diastix in sf bay area?

Where to buy diastix in sf bay area?

No role: Hi. Diastix (urine glucose testing) has no role (none, zero) in the modern treatment of diabetes. See a good, up-to-date physician (many outstanding ones in the bay area) for diabetes management. I shudder to think how your being treated by the dinosaur who has you using Diastix! What do your A1c's run? What drugs are you on for diabetes? Please go get a 2nd opinion for diabetes management. Peace ...Read more

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How accurate are the diastix strips?

Accurate for urine: Diastix are fairly accurate for telling how much glucose is in the urine; however, this is not always a good indicator of the current level of glucose in the blood, as the urine excreted may have been produced many hours before. ...Read more

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I have used a diastix and its shown up dark brown so what's that?

High urine sugar: A dark brown reaction on the diasix means that the urine being tested contains a large amount of glucose. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to urinaalysis strip diastix?

Is there an alternative to urinaalysis strip diastix?

Blood glucose tests: Diastix measure glucose in urine. This is a very inaccurate picture of what is going on in the blood stream, as the urine being tested may have been produced hours ago. Self blood glucose monitoring, using a small blood specimen, is much more accurate. It is the standard followed by most diabetic patients. ...Read more

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