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Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes Test Strips

Update: A lot of our readers ask us where can they find the best deals for test strips. We personally recommend Amazon. You can check the list of selections they offer by clicking here. Blood glucose test strips play a crucial role in helping you to monitor your daily blood glucose level and giving your doctor the data to adjust your medication to control your diabetes symptoms. Without the help from these little disposable strips, life with diabetes can become even more chaotic than ever. But what exactly are these thin little plastic slip and why are they so expensive? Are there any alternative method I can use? Where can I get the best deal on these test strips? This article will answer many of your questions and concerns regarding these blood glucose test strips: Table of Contents History on Glucose Test Strips How Does the Test Strips Work Why Are the Strips So Expensive? And Why the Price Discrepancy? Why Must Diabetic Patients Use Glucometer and Test Strip? How Often Should You Administer A Blood Glucose Test? How to Find Out if Your Glucose Monitor is Accurate? How Accurate Are the Test Strips? How to Find Out if Your Glucose Monitor is Accurate? What is a Urine Glucose Tes Continue reading >>

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  1. mintchip

    I understand that a normal reading is under 100, so my fasting reading of 102 is slightly elevated. Does this mean that I'm officially prediabetic?
    My doctor's approach is to just "keep an eye on it and test it next year." Does this sound correct? Is there anything else I could or should do to monitor my blood sugar or change my diet?
    I am a normal weight and exercise regularly. I do have a family history of diabetes but no one in my family ever developed it at such a young age.

  2. Gridlock Joe

    Two points is a negligible difference. Don't worry about it.

  3. paulsc

    "... I do have a family history of diabetes but no one in my family ever developed it at such a young age."
    posted by mintchip to health & fitness
    Welcome to the wonderful world of 21st century gene patrol. I think your doctor's general advice is sound, given your current number and physical shape. With your family history, you have to keep checking your blood sugar level, and keep your weight and diet under reasonable control. Otherwise, live life (with some nod to moderation in all things), and enjoy, and be prepared to do more, when you need to do more.

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