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How can I check my blood sugar levels daily?

How can I check my blood sugar levels daily?

Glucometer: One would usually obtain a glucometer from the pharmacy, unfortunately not all insurance plans will cover the cost even with a prescription. One could also ask their physician if they had any stock on hand for free given by pharmaceutical representatives. Once you have the meter, you also need a lancet to prick your finger for a blood sample and a testing strip to catch the blood and analyze it. ...Read more

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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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• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

•	 I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years  my fasting  blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my  blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more

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How do I check my blood sugar levels?

How do I check my blood sugar levels?

Home glucometer: If you have diabetes or concerns about blood sugar, your doctor can either give you or prescribe a home glucometer to check your own blood sugars. A prescription for glucometer strips and lancing needles is necessary. ...Read more

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How would I check my blood sugar levels if I have diabetes?

How would  I  check my blood sugar levels if I have diabetes?

Testing, HbA1c: On a day to day basis, you can test your blood sugar to see how it is, both before and after meals. This will tell you both how your medication is working and how your body is responding to the food that you eat. Your physician will also do a test (hba1c) that can tell you how, on the average, your sugars have been over the past three months. ...Read more

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Should I check my blood sugar levels at home with a glucose monitor?

Should I check my blood sugar levels at home with a glucose monitor?

With diabetes yes: Assuming you have diabetes, monitoring glucose is important for Insulin dosing, and is associated with better control even in patients who take only oral meds. Without diabetes, there is unlikely to be much benefit and monitoring is not indicated unless specifically advised for a defined reason. Healthy bodies are exceptional at regulating sugar. ...Read more

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When are the best times to check my blood sugar levels to manage my diabetes?

When are the best times to check my blood sugar levels to manage my diabetes?

Am : I have my patients check their sugar levels first thing in the monring before eating and also 2 hours after one of their meals if they're not on insulin. If they're on Insulin then it's am and before all meals and bedtime. ...Read more

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I just had a random check of my blood sugar levels i've never had it done before it read 4.3 is that okay I mean I didn't fast or anything just did it randomly?

I just had a random check of my blood sugar levels i've never had it done before it read 4.3 is that okay I mean I didn't fast or anything just did it randomly?

Mmol/L?: If your random blood sugar was 4.3 mmol/l, that is completely normal and translates to about 77 mg/dl. If you have concerns about diabetes, a fasting blood sugar and hba1c might be more informative to you if you get blood work done again. ...Read more

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What to do if I have checked my blood sugar level after fasting 12 hours. its 7.7mmol/l. am I diabetic?

Yes: Hi a fasting serum glucose of 7.7 mM (which is 138.7 mg/dl) meets criteria for diabetes (fasting serum glucose 126 mg/dl or greater, or 7.0 mM or greater). If the value was on a finger stick meter, they're not approved for diagnosis, and I suggest redoing with a real serum glucose. Doesn't hurt to repeat to confirm abnormality in any event. Healthy diet & regular exercise help any drug work better ...Read more

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Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting? I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70. But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.

Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting?  I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70.  But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.

Blood sugars: Your blood sugar goes up and down in response to what you eat, how active you are, and how your body responds to each. When your blood sugar falls, your body's response is to stop releasing insulin (the hormone that makes your sugar fall), and release glucagon, a hormone that makes your blood sugar rise. ...Read more