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Should I Check My Blood Sugar Levels At Home With A Glucose Monitor
With diabetes yes: Assuming you have diabetes, monitoring glucose is important for Insulin dosing, and is associated with better control even in patients who take only oral meds. Without diabetes, there is unlikely to be much benefit and monitoring is not indicated unless specifically advised for a defined reason. Healthy bodies are exceptional at regulating sugar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
• I am diabetic since 5 years,for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?
No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood SugarControl : The hba1c provides limited information. Average overall blood sugar is estimated based in this; there are different ways to get to an average. The home monitoring tells you & doctor what goes on in a day. Low blood sugars mixed in w/highs could make the hba1c look good even if sugars are rollercoastering. Hba1c alone won't identify day to day problems with control. ...Read more
Diabetes?: If you have diabetes it depends on treatment. On Insulin we ask our patients to test @ home upon waking up on the morning, all meals, and bedtime. On oral medication it is really doctor dependent. Some would ask for fasting blood sugars and 2 hour post meal sugars a few times/ wk perhaps at home. Without diabetes you don't have to do home checks, but follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: How often to check your blood sugar depends on how you are using that information. If you are adjusting your Insulin based on blood sugars, you need to test a minimum of before each meal; you may also need to test after some meals to evaluate the effectiveness of the mealtime doses. ...Read more
Depends on monitor: Your doctor will tell you how often to test. You will need a blood glucose monitor, test strips, control solution, and lancets. The exact supplies may be specific to the type of monitor you have. Most allow you to test on multiple locations, not just your finger. I would recommend following the specific instructions that come with your monitor. ...Read more
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when i eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good.Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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