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How do you define self-monitoring in weight management?

How do you define self-monitoring in weight management?

Check weight level: Check your weight on a scale everyday. Also, write down what types of food you consume and count your calorie intake for each meal. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my glucose monitor is inaccurate?

How can I tell if my glucose monitor is inaccurate?

Calibrate, compare: Hi. You can use the calibration solution that comes with the meter, and/or you can compare it with the meter at your doctor's office. If you have multiple meters (common for type 1's; not so for type 2's), you can compare them. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

What's the purpose of monitoring glycosylated hemoglobin levels in diabetes?

A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

Holter monitor: Worn continuously for 24-96 hours it records heart rhythm. Used to detect arrythmia. ...Read more

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Where can I find a fetal heart monitor that works online?

Where can I find a fetal heart monitor that works online?

You shouldn't: Fetal heart rate monitoring should be done by trained professionals in real time for specific indications typically in some tpye of health care facility. ...Read more

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I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?

I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?

Pretty much!: Generally we consider a normal BP as <140/90. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is a little on the high side and bears watching. I tell my patients BP monitoring is like taking a still photograph of a wave in the ocean: we are trying to attach a fixed variable on a dynamic one and so multiple snapshots over time provide a more realistic view of how ones BP is doing! ...Read more