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What is a good insulin meter?

What is a good insulin meter?

Insulin meter: I presume you mean a blood sugar meter. If that is correct there are many brands of blood glucose meter, most being available at your pharmacy.
If you have diabetes your doctor should have given you some ideas of which blood glucose meter to use.

Do you indeed have diabetes? If so you should have been using a glucose meter by now. What am I missing? ...Read more

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What is a good insulin meter?

What is a good insulin meter?

Any major meter: Hi. All commercial meters have to pass muster with the FDA. I don't think we're supposed to give product endorsements on here, but suffice it to say all the major players are very good. Good luck, and control your diabetes tightly for life! ...Read more

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Where can I get a peak flow meter?

Where can I get a peak flow meter?

By prescription: Peak flow meters are an important part is asthma control. A peak flow meter can be prescribed to you by your doctor. Be sure you know your best reading. Decreases in your peak flow from your best can be a signal that your asthma is not in control and medications need to be adjusted. Your doctor can give you an asthma action plan so that you know what to do if your peak flow is decreased. ...Read more

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Is INR meter (coagucheck system) good to buy?

Is INR meter (coagucheck system) good to buy?

IF on coumidine: If you are on blood thining medications and need to cheek INR, do not know if it is sold to general public. ...Read more

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What are the most popular brands of metered dosed inhalers?

Albutero/combivent: Albuterol is a bronchodilator working through beta two receptors. Ipratropium in Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) works through muscuranic recptors as an antiinflammatory. Albuterol is usally more of a rescue inhalier. It is short acting. You would benefit from being on something like advair or symbacort with albuterol to use in between those times when breathing is difficult. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a good hemoglobin meter for home use?

Do not recommend: I do not recommend use of a home hemoglobin meter. Perhaps if you provided some context and explain why you needed it, we could make further recommendations. ...Read more

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What should the numbers be on a peak flow meter for 5'2 24 y/o female?

What should the numbers be on a peak flow meter for 5'2 24 y/o female?

Normal Peak Flow: For a 24 year old 5'2" female normal peak expiratory flow should be 475 L/min. ...Read more

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Help please. When I test my sugar levels on my meter, what is the normal level, low, and high levels?

Help please. When I test my sugar levels on my meter, what is the normal level, low, and high levels?

Let me help: From 70 to 99 mg/dl (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/l) normal fasting glucose.

From 100 to 125 mg/dl (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/l) impaired fasting glucose (pre-diabetes.
126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) and above on more than one testing occasion diabetes. ...Read more

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I have a hemocue meter for testing my hemoglobin. It seems to be quite accurate, have you heard of it?

I have a hemocue meter for testing my hemoglobin. It seems to be quite accurate, have you heard of it?

Hemocue: Very accurate for measuring hemoglobin A1C in diabetes. Bear in mind that Hemoglobin A1C measures glucose control over the past 90 days, not today. It isn't useful to test A1C much more often than every 90 days because it doesn't change very rapidly. Glucose meter is more accurate. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My Omron bp meter when im relaxed says 107/70 hr75. I was a dr, was 145/94. Was it higher due to possible anxiety?

My Omron bp meter when im relaxed says 107/70 hr75. I was a dr, was 145/94. Was it higher due to possible anxiety?

Possibly: We used to blame this on "White Coat Syndrome" since many people get anxious at the Dr's office. Additionally, pts are commonly unwell or in pain when they come to see a doctor & all of this may temporarily increase BP.
However, if your BP goes up at the dr's, it's likely that your BP goes up in many stressful situations, so a high BP at any time needs further eval & possibly treatment ...Read more

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What is the effect of cellular phone towers on the general health, if the house is located 100 meter away from it?

What is the effect of cellular phone towers on the general health, if the house is located 100 meter away from it?

None: Any evidence that electrical or microwave exposure is detrimental is minimal - less than what you might get from air pollution. Worry more about diet, fitness, and traffic accidents. ...Read more

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Hey hi, I'm christian I need to know the psychological impact of watching pornvideo because I want to stop watching those video, kindly help me. Thx?

Hey hi, I'm christian I need to know the psychological impact of watching pornvideo because I want to stop watching those video, kindly help me. Thx?

What for?: There's a logical flaw in your post. If you want to stop watching porn, your mind is already made up that you need to. If that's the case, why do you need to know the psychological impact? You're asking for evidence, which isn't what religion is about. Religious faith is belief WITHOUT proof. You don't NEED evidence in religion. If it's written somewhere that it's wrong, that's God talking. Right? ...Read more

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How does a glucose meter work?

How does a glucose meter work?

Look at a strip: Glucose meters today work by detecting currents generated by a reaction of glucose (sugar) which is oxidized. If you look at the srip it has a bed where the drop of blood falls and small wirelike structures that go towards the meter. ...Read more

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What is the best glucose meter?

What is the best glucose meter?

Best glucameter: Is what is covered by your insurance. If not covered get Relion walmart ...Read more

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How do I use a metered-dose inhaler?

Inhaler: I would recommend to go to the manufacture's website and get a handout or watch a video if they have one to learn how to use the device. Sometimes devices have different ways of using them. Alternatively go to your pharmacist and they can go over how to use the device. ...Read more

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Is glucose meter accurate? I feel otherwise.

Is glucose meter accurate? I feel otherwise.

They can be off: Glucose meters can be off by about 15% and still be considered, "accurate". To determine accuracy, a glucometer can be tested against a lab glucose. The same blood sample would be applied to the meter as is sent to the lab concomitantly. If the metered sample is more than 15% off from the lab glucose a new meter should be considered. ...Read more

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Hi meter says hi what do I do im sleepy and shakey

Hi meter says hi what do I do im sleepy and shakey

On: On most blood glucose meters this means above a sugar level of 600. That's high!
i suggest giving your doctor a call right away.
You will need an adjustment in your medication and should find out why your sugar went so high.
Keep in mind that sugar on your finger when you tested can give a falsely high read and outdated test strips are not reliable.
If you have type 1 diabetes you should check your urine ketones. ...Read more

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Can you test a child's blood sugar with an adult meter?

Can you test a child's blood sugar with an adult meter?

Yes you can: There is no such thing as "pediatric glucometer", however there is some that require less blood than others making it more suitable for testing in children. Before you pursue bs checks of your child, talk with his or her physician as why and what to expect from checking bs. If your child is a diabetic, then of course any recognized brand meter will do the job (verify the test strips are not expired. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about glucose meter - how does it work?

Can you tell me about glucose meter - how does it work?

Glucometer: The enzymatic reaction is glucose oxidase, and the reaction causes a color change that is read by the meter. The meter is not designed to be very precise (values are +- 20%) but is designed for the patient with diabetes to help them make decisions about how much Insulin they need to give. ...Read more

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In your opinion what is the most accurate glucose meter?

In your opinion what is the most accurate glucose meter?

Most are Accurate: According to mayo clinic most glucose meters on the market in usa are very good or excellent when it comes to accuracy. Three models made by one touch, ascencia contour, nove max and free style lite are rated excellent by consumer report
and others are rated very good as far as accuracy is concerned. ...Read more

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How can I erase all the data that is on my glucose meter?

How can I erase all the data that is on my glucose meter?

Battery: Hi. It should work if you take the battery out and put it back in. At least that used to do it. Give it a try. ...Read more

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What is the preciseness of accu check meter for blood sugar?

Very good: Hi. The accuracy required for approval is something like within 10-15% of an accurate serum glucose measurement. They're pretty darn accurate. ...Read more

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How helpful is it for a normal person to use a blood sugar meter?

How helpful is it for a normal person to use a blood sugar meter?

Usually for diabetic: A non-diabetic would not normally need to use a blood sugar meter, except possibly once for screening.
Blood sugar is best checked fasting.
Elevated fasting sugar = concern for diabetes.
If worried about diabetes, glucose tolerace test can be performed (iv sugar and check before and after). Also a hemoglobin a1c is a blood test that will reflect history of excessive high blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can domeone please ex plain autism to me. The symptoms and are there certain levels?

Can domeone please ex plain autism to me. The symptoms and are there certain levels?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is a categorical diagnosis made when history ; clinical observations reveal qualitative impairments in age-appropriate social communication ; reciprocal social interactions plus narrow, restricted areas of interest or repetitive, stereotypical, non-functional movements. The level is based on the child's need for behavioral ; educational supports. See
autismspeaks. Org/what-autism. ...Read more

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If my surgar level is between 189-271 measured on a glucose meter what does that mean?

If my surgar level is between 189-271 measured on a glucose meter what does that mean?

Elevated blood sugar: Depending on what time of day those blood sugar readings are taken, it could mean you have an elevated blood sugar level. If those values are while you are fasting (like when you first get up in the morning) then you may have diabetes. If they are after you eat, they still are a little elevated and you are at risk for diabetes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Non diabetic took glucose on husbands meter 1 hour after start of eating it was 170 is that bad?

Not helpful: You have to wait at least 2 hours following a meal. If I recall, at 2.5 hours your blood sugar was down to 127 mg/dl which is normal. You also had a normal fasting blood sugar and normal hba1c in the recent past. These results are very reassuring. Please discuss with your doctor when you should be reevaluated. Home meters can't make a diagnosis. All results need to be confirmed in a lab. ...Read more

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How do you properly use a peak flow meter? Tried asking my pharmacist but she wasn't very clear on instructions

How do you properly use a peak flow meter? Tried asking my pharmacist but she wasn't very clear on instructions

Try this for info: If the site I link to still leaves you uncertain - call your doctor's office for a demo. They should be happy to do that for you. Here's a good site:

http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/how-to-use-a-peak-flow-meter-beyond-the-basics

again, ask your dr. If you want more. Good luck - take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Urticaria: The most common reason for itching while walking is cholinergic urticaria, a type of hives triggered by increased body temperature. Try taking a long-acting antihistamine (such as allegra) each morning. If that doesn't prevent the itching, your doctor may want to run some tests to look for other, rarer causes. ...Read more

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