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One Touch Glucose Meter
I have a glucose meter at home.I take a coffe, juice, and 30 minutes make a measurement, glucose was 190.Is that too high?One mont ago fasting glu.Was 98.
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
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I got 105 glucose meter reading 2 hrs post-eating. Will take fasting reading in a.m. Should I be concerned about 105?
Well......: first, this argues strongly AGAINST being a diabetic in which case the reading AFTER A MEAL WITH SUGAR would be by definition be over 200. On the other hand, we see an increased rate of heart disease in those whose sugar is over 100. 105 is not necessarily over 100 due to some margin of error. formal testing to see if sugar tot. nl or not quite and if hi, metformin is indicated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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