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What Is A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
All are great as....: Fda requires all of them to meet same standard of accuracy so the different machines are different based on matters of shape, style, bells and whistles they offer, ease of use. So you can look at several and see what 'bells/whistles you like often, diabetes educators cdes keep most of them in their office and can show you the differences. ...Read more
Well controlled: Fasting 90-130 am, 100-150 2-4 hours after eating. ...Read more
Information: 80- 120 mb% depending on the lab. ...Read more
Checks drug in blood: Helps make sure there isn't too little or too much drug in blood. Note, levels are only guidelines- ultimately seizure control or side effects determine proper dose. Also checks for possible effects of drug on liver, kidney, and bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Information: The norma range is 80-110 mg%.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood sugar level: If you don't have diabetes sugar won't hurt you. Unless you want to check your blood sugar regularly - can't think of a good reason - relax and enjoy life. If you are worried because a family member or friend has diabetes have your doctor evaluate your potential diabetes. ...Read more
What really matters: What you really want to ask is: how well does my body while pregnant break down carbohydrates (sugar)? This is routinely tested during 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, when women drink a defined amount of glucose (e.g., 50 grams) and then have their glucose level taken an hour later. If at that time glucose levels exceed 140 mg/dl (140 mg%), more testing is needed; below that you are in good shape. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insulin meter: I presume you mean a blood sugar meter. If that is correct there are many brands of blood glucose meter, most being available at your pharmacy. If you have diabetes your doctor should have given you some ideas of which blood glucose meter to use. Do you indeed have diabetes? If so you should have been using a glucose meter by now. What am I missing? ...Read more
Less than 100 mg/dl.: Less than 100 mg/dl.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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