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When To Test Blood Glucose
Have GTT test. Blood glucose normal. O hour and 1 hour urine glucose negative but 2 hour urine glucose is trace. False positive or renal glycosuria?
Urine glucose: If your GTT is OK and the 2 hour urine only a trace high, I don't think you have anything to worry about. That said, be careful with your food and drink intake.
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
Lancets: Unfortunatle checking bs will require pricking your fingers (there is sensors called cgm but those are approved for type I diabetes and will still require calibration using above method). The good news is that the lancets that prick fingers are becoming very small and thin. Check out the delica by one touch.See 1 more doctor answer
Instructions: After 10:00 pm the day before do not eat anything but water. Go to the lab and get a fasting blood glucose and a hbga1-c (pharmacies cell a kit). That will tell you if you are not handeling your sugar properly. If you see your doctor he can answer all this questions and concerns.See 1 more doctor answer
New technologies..: Actually you can have continuous blood glucose monitoring device which uses a small probe inserted under your skin. There is also a "wrist-watch" which can use infared to measure your sugar without puncturing your skin, but not approved for mass use, yet. There are other devices being test and I expect that within a couple of yrs we should have them available. Stick to sticking for now. Good luck.
How do I test blood pressure at home? How should I write down the numbers, and when should I measure?
Automated BP cuff: Glad you're doing this. You can buy decent automated arm cuffs at the pharmacy (arm not wrist) & that's a good place to start. You'll be given a reading with 2 #'s: 1st, higher # is called systolic bp, and 2nd, lower number is the diastolic. An ex. Of how you write it would be: 120/70. Check your BP while comfortable at rest. Record 1-2x/day at diff times of day, or as per your doc's instruction.
Interesting: I have not seen that in my 15 years of practice but you never know.See 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Blood sugar is just that blood sugar, even the constant glucose monitors which rely on a sensor inserted subcutaneously under the skin) require you to do blood suger at least twice a day to calibrate the sensor. All other methods using technology to try to get an aproximation like infrared dispersion have not been reliable enough.
Hard to do: Although there are some "kits" that can give a total cholesterol level out there, i'd encourage you to work with your doctor on identifying & tx'ing your cardiovasc risks. There is more to cardiovasc risk than just cholesterol. Further cholesterol levels aren't something we follow daily like glucose (sugar) levels. Glad you're thinking about this; suggest you partner w/ your doc though. Good luck!
Minutes: They test the blood for iron levels while you are there. You also fill out a health questionnaire. Between the two they can determine if you are qualified to donate.
Cholesterol: Well you could live at a clinical lab. If you don't there really isn't a good home monitoring method.
Test yourself: Be a good example. Demonstrate how easy it is, show the person that it is quick, and can give an accurate result immediately. Be able to explain the result, though! On a fasting specimen, less than 127 is normal and greater than 140 is concerning. Two hours after a meal, over 200 is diagnostic for diabetes. The fear of this knowledge may be what their hesitation is, so be prepared for the answer!
After: Test 2 hours after you complete your meal.See 1 more doctor answer
My son 6yrs has done test blood and he has RGB 4.88, normal range is 4-5.5 and MCV 75.5, normal range 80-95. Do I should worry?? Thanks!
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