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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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What is the best way to keep blood sugar at a normal level in an individual who suffers with gastroparesis?

What is the best way to keep blood sugar at a normal level in an individual who suffers with gastroparesis?

Sugar control: Take medications as prescribed by your physician for management of diabetes. Medications like pramlintide and Byetta are generally avoided in such cases. Make sure you start watching your diet and exercising as well. ...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?

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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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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What is a continuous blood glucose monitor?

What is a continuous blood glucose monitor?

Blood glucose: No such thing a glucometer can check blood sugar on demand but it is not continuous. ...Read more

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What is the best blood sugar monitoring meter?

Simple or fancy?: Meters vary a lot. Small ones are easier to carry, but those with poor vision may want a larger one that is easier to read. Some are easier than others to set time & date. Some can analyze your readings in great detail. Other try to be as simple to use as possible. Your doctor may want you use one s/he can download at the office. Some have cheaper strips. What are your priorities? ...Read more

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Painless blood sugar monitoring available yet?

Painless blood sugar monitoring available yet?

Soon, not yet: However, todays method is much less painful if you use the side of your finger rather than the tip of the finger or if you use an alternative site (which can be done with certain monitors.) also, be sure to not have wet alcohol on the skin where you test, it will sting. ...Read more

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How do I monitor my blood sugar.I am 7weeks old?

Parents: That's why you have parents who can check your sugar for you. See a good diabetes nurse educator to find out how. ...Read more

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What is a painless blood sugar monitoring method?

What is a painless blood sugar monitoring method?

Soon, not yet: However, todays method is much less painful if you use the side of your finger rather than the tip of the finger or if you use an alternative site (which can be done with certain monitors.) also, be sure to not have wet alcohol on the skin where you test, it will sting. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC blood sugar monitoring meter?

What you like: All the monitors are accurate. You need to got to a pharmacy that has a variety of brands and find with fits your lifestyle. You are more likely to use it if you are comfortable with it. ...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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Gastroparesis (Definition)

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