What is a blood 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.
See details. It is a device this uses a drop of your blood to measure the level of glucose in that blood. The blood comes from a finger prick.

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What do I do with my blood glucose monitoring results?

Share them. The whole purpose of monitoring your blood sugar is to ensure that you have good control. Make sure that your doctor is aware of the values. Many people check way too often when they are under very good control. People on Insulin need to check more frequently than people taking oral medication. Let your doctor know the blood sugars and asked how often they want to see results. Read more...
Show doctor. Show it to your doctor so that he can make adjustments as needed. It also helps him in calculating your Insulin doses if you're on two types of insulin. Read more...

What is the point of capillary blood glucose monitoring?

Diabetes. CBG testing at home is the only way we have to monitor control of diabetes from one part of the day to the next. It is particularly important to those on medication for diabetes, especially when on oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin. We always ask patients to test blood sugar at least @ b, l, d, bedtime & or when taking Insulin as the dose may need to be adjusted based on blood sugar & food intake. Read more...

What method is used for monitoring blood glucose levels in diabetic patients?

3 means. Hi. there are fundamentally 3 means to assess blood sugar. Finger stick blood glucose is the old standard, around since about 1980. A1c reflects a roughly 3-month average blood glucose. Lastly, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is an amazing new tool I use tons in my practice; patients (myself included) LOVE it! All 3 have their places in diabetes management. Good luck! Read more...

What method is used for monitoring blood glucose levels in diabetic patients?

Monitoring glucose. Monitoring glucose depends on what type and degree of diabetes you have. If you are type 1 - unlikely in the 40's - you will need insulin all day, every day and measure regularly Medicine for type 2 diabetes may require a good diet and just one pill or you may need more and stronger medicine and possibly insulin. The fewer meds the less often you need to measure. The more insulin - more checking. Read more...