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I'm 8 months pregnant and accidently pricked my hand with glucometer lancet used by grandmother after a few seconds of use, will i get hiv?

I'm 8 months pregnant and accidently pricked my hand with glucometer lancet used by grandmother after a few seconds of use, will i get hiv?

Family practice : Unless your grandmother has the HIV virus you probably will be fine. If she has it or is high risk for it she and you should be tested and followed. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Glucometer (Definition)

Glucometer is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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What are risks of sharing glucometer (transmission of disease) when pricking is done from different lancets. thanks?

What are risks of sharing glucometer (transmission of disease) when pricking is done from different lancets. thanks?

None: There are no inherent risks to share a glucometer with someone else per se. That being said, I advise against it, as it clouds the picture of the 7, 14, and 30 day average calculation for a given patient. These help your doctor better monitor a specific patient. ...Read more

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Diabetes -how high and how low should my glucometer readings be ?

Before breakfast...: 90-130 befor lunch dinner sleep, 90-150 never <80 these goals must be adjusted for issues specific to you vs. Other patients, but they're reasonable in most patients. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my glucometer to misinterpret my glucose readings?

Is it possible for my glucometer to misinterpret my glucose readings?

Calibration: Your meter can be tested against your lab blood sugar potentially when you go to get blood work done. The lab and your meter use the same sample of blood and compare. In our center, we do this on the spot. A meter can be up to 18% off and still be ok. Meters should come with testing solutions so that you can calibrate from home. But sometimes you just need a new meter. ...Read more

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What is the benefit/effect of using glucometer for my blood suger at home?

It shows sugar level: If done properly, periodic monitoring at home can have significant value..It shows how each food type/amount affect your blood suguar level..Thus you may learn to reduce foods that promote high sugar and consume more of foods that cause less rise of sugar. Thus, should be done before eating and 2 hours after so you know the effect of what you eat. Consult doc regularly and good luck. ...Read more

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I had taken 2 white bread and after 2 hrs. I took a glucometer test and its 94 is it ok?

I had taken 2 white bread and after 2 hrs. I took a glucometer test and its 94 is it ok?

Glucose OK: Hi. Yes, the glucose is fine. However, may I suggest you NEVER put a piece of white bread or white rice in your mouth?! Eat whole grains ONLY! Live healthily, any you will always be rewarded in the long run! ...Read more

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I recently bought a one touch glucometer from a chemist. How accurate are these glucometers?

I recently bought a one touch glucometer from a chemist. How accurate are these glucometers?

If your technique: Is correct and the strips are in date and stored properly -- you should be within 10-15% of the actual blood sugar almost all of the time. Get instructed by a good diabetes nurse educator for best performance. ...Read more

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How accurate is a glucometer?

They are quite good: Constantly changing technology and designs have improve ease of use as well as acuracy of current glucometers..I would say around 5-10 points of actual blood levels when tested at a certified laboratory. They are meant to guide you with controlling your diet/food consumptions to maintain a good sugar level. Having diabetes is tough! fllow-up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest / most painless glucometer?

Whats the easiest / most painless glucometer?

All similar: Pain tolerance varies from person to person. All the glucometers work similarly. Some of the lancet devices may be a bit different, but all poke a hole to make the blood come out. I like the ones that come from Bayer (aspirin) company, but i'd ask a pharmacy what they sell the most of and what their feedback is. I've used several in my office and all seem quite similar. ...Read more