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How often should I monitor my blood sugar if I have gastroparesis?

How often should I monitor my blood sugar if I have gastroparesis?

Ask your diabetes Dr: The schedule for you checking your blood sugars will not appreciably change just because of gastroparesis. Your diabetes doctor will make a long-term plan for you, and you should stick with that. Certainly, however, if you feel lightheaded or feel that your sugar might be low, you may need to check it additionally. Good luck. ...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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How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

How does gastroparesis affect my blood sugar?

Instability: The blood sugars may wax and wane as the food stuffs do not travel out in a regular fashion. Better glucose control can improve gastroparesis. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing all symptoms of gastroparesis including low.Blood sugars had an emptying scan and told it was normal? Help i'm completey miserable

I'm experiencing all symptoms of gastroparesis including low.Blood sugars had an emptying scan and told it was normal?  Help i'm completey miserable

What do you have?: Since you don't have gastroparesis, please elucidate your symptoms for us so we can be of assistance. The GI tract has only a very limited number of responses so your "gastroparesis symptoms" may be altogether something other than a slow stomach, and may even originate outside the gut. Happy to help if you can provide some more information. ...Read more

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Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

Are blood glucose monitors accurate?

If they work: To be considered accurate, a blood glucose monitor may be up to 15-18% off when compared to a lab glucose done at the same time. ...Read more

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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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Are blood sugar monitor strips universally available?

Are blood sugar monitor strips universally available?

Yes, typically.: You should be able to find strips for your glucose monitor assuming that it is a current meter (still being manufactured). Most pharmacies carry a variety of strips; that includes the mail away ones. Getting the strips paid for, however, may not be as easy. There are formulary limitations on type of strips covered and how many are used on a daily basis. Check with your insurance company. ...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 can I monitor my blood sugar?

How can I monitor my blood sugar?

Glucometer: You doctor can prescribe a glucometer to check blood sugars if needed. Lancing needles and glucometer strips for the meters are prescribed. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more