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Test One Drop To Stop ​diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition which often develops quickly when the signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes have been overlooked or mistaken for other illnesses. A simple glucose test can detect early onset Type 1 diabetes and stop diabetic ketoacidosis before it kills! Progressing symptoms of undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes often imitate flu, strep, stomach virus, urinary tract infections, growth spurts and other common illnesses. When left untreated, Type 1 diabetes can develop into a life-threatening complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If you or a loved one have a combination of the following symptoms, immediately request medical personnel Test One Drop of blood or urine for glucose (sugar) levels. A simple, inexpensive glucose test–performed in seconds–can save lives. These symptoms can be an indication of Type 1 diabetes. They are listed in possible order of progression, but your experience may vary. excessive thirst frequent urination bedwetting​ increased appetite abdominal pain irritability or mood changes headaches vision changes/blurriness itchy skin or genitals vaginal yeast infection thrush ​slow healing wounds ​recurrent infecti Continue reading >>

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  1. kemilly3

    Hi all,
    I am being tested for PCOS as a scan, and then follow up scan, show cystic ovaries. My bloods came back with HbA1c level as 40 mmol/mol which is within normal range (although, for me, worryingly close to pre-diabetic). My doctor is being great and has referred me on to a gynea but as PCOS, diabetes and insulin are all linked I wondered whether it was worth doing a fasting glucose test to check if I have a problem with insulin/glucose. I don't want to ask for a test for test sake so was thinking of doing a home test first, and if that came back raised, to ask for a fasting test through my GP (I don't want to waste their time or take the focus off the PCOS investigation, or come across as a hypochondriac, hence not requesting this straight away). I'm assuming I could just test in the morning before eating using a standard at home blood glucose test? Good idea or terrible idea?

  2. Squire Fulwood

    kemilly3 said: ↑
    Hi all,
    Good idea or terrible idea? Neither one nor the other really. It won't change anything but on the other hand you will have some information you never had before or possibly be reassured if the result is good. As I have said elsewhere I am not a great fan of fasting tests but I strongly recommend that people own a meter and test occasionally for learning purposes or to predict big trouble.
    So get a meter and enjoy yourself.

  3. kemilly3

    Thanks Squire, yeah, that was my thinking, knowledge being power and all!

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