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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Home Blood Sugar Test (Overview)

Bought in pharmacies, you stick your finger or forearm with a tiny lancet, put small drop of blood on a strip that you slide into machine, and the machine 'reads' the blood sugar.


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
12 doctors shared insights

Home Blood Sugar Test (Overview)

Bought in pharmacies, you stick your finger or forearm with a tiny lancet, put small drop of blood on a strip that you slide into machine, and the machine 'reads' the blood sugar.


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How often should a diabetic do a ?Home blood sugar test?

How often should a diabetic do a ?Home blood sugar test?

The more the better: Ideally minimum 4x per day: before breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime and 2 hrs after having a heavy meal. With control over a period of time regimen might be modified. The more intense your therapy the more you will be asked to test. The more information, the more efficent desicion making. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What is the definition or description of: home blood sugar test?

What is the definition or description of: home blood sugar test?

Using device...: Bought in pharmacies, you stick your finger or forearm with a tiny lancet, put small drop of blood on a strip that you slide into machine, and the machine 'reads' the blood sugar. ...Read more

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I tested my bs after eating with a home blood sugar test and it was 168 is that ok?

I tested my bs after eating with a home blood sugar test and it was 168 is that ok?

Depends: If the test was 2 hours or more after eating that is too high and may indicate diabetes or prediabetes. Do not test the blood sugar sooner than 2 hours after a meal. See your doctor for a hemoglobin A1c test which measures the blood star over the past 2 months. This is a good indicator of your blood sugar status. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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Will 4 grams of sugar affect fasting blood glucose?

Do you have diabetes: If you have diabetes the more sugar you take the higher your blood sugar is likely to be. If you don't have diabetes it is likely that 4 grams of sugar won't affect your diabetes. Why are you taking 4 grams of sugar? Are you really weighing it? ...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