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Is there a blood glucose monitor that does not require a prick to get results?

Is there a blood glucose monitor that does not require a prick to get results?

Sorry, no: At this time, real time blood sugar monitoring requires capillary blood, which involves a needle prick. Some meters allow for use on palms an thighs, but the result is less accurate. Continuous glucose monitors can check bgs every 5 min to let your dr see 'the overall trend' over several days, but even then you still have to check finger stick 2-4 times daily to calibrate the monitor... ...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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What do I do with my blood glucose monitoring results?

What do I do with my blood glucose monitoring results?

Show doctor: Show it to your doctor so that he can make adjustments as needed. It also helps him in calculating your Insulin doses if you're on two types of insulin. ...Read more

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Can my meter mess up the blood glucose monitoring results?

Can my meter mess up the blood glucose monitoring results?

Yes: A meter can give you a false value, especially if it's old. If you get an unexpected result, it's a good idea to check it again before you act on it. You can check the accuracy of the meter by using the control solution that comes with it, or just check your blood through the meter right before getting your blood draw at the lab. ...Read more

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Why must I keep a record of my blood glucose monitoring results?

Why must I keep a record of my blood glucose monitoring results?

Trend: So your doctor can see trends over days but more importantly, during different times of the day. That way he can adjust your diabetic regimen accordingly to keep your glucose controlled in the right range without much variability high or low. ...Read more

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Where can I get a wireless real-time blood glucose monitor to use with a smartphone like shown on abc news?

Where can I get a wireless real-time blood glucose monitor to use with a smartphone like shown on abc news?

Wireless glucometer: Because this is a relatively new product niche there aren't many options out there. One that i've come across (and am not providing a recommendation for or against) would be ibgstar, if you're looking for more options, try searching online for "smartphone glucometer". ...Read more

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What is a blood glucose monitor?

What is a blood glucose monitor?

Checks blood sugar: A blood glucose monitor is used to check the concentration of blood sugar (glucose). This is helpful for people with diabetes, a disease in which high blood glucose causes damage to the body over time or, if the glucose is severely high or has risen very quickly, can be fatal rapidly if left untreated. A normal blood glucose before eating is under 100, diabetic is over 125. ...Read more

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How does a blood glucose monitor work?

How does a blood glucose monitor work?

Chemical reaction: There is a sharp lance that gets a drop of blood. This goes onto a strip that undergoes a chemical reaction. The resultant color reaction is read my the meter and translated into the number that appears of the face of the meter and tells you the blood sugar is at that time. ...Read more

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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more