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Unexplained Bruising On Your Body: Causes And Treatments

Random bruising on your legs (as well as on other body parts) can cause unsightly skin discoloration as a result of a mild trauma or injury. Many people find that they have unexplained bruising on legs and want to know what causes bruises to appear for no apparent reason. Some people also bruise more easily than others and a seemingly insignificant knock may leave a black and blue dark patch on their skin. Random or unexplained bruising on legs can happen for a number of reasons. For example, being in the sun too long, aging, or a vitamin deficiency can weaken small blood vessels near the skin’s surface. This can result in bruising easily on your legs or other areas of your body. Sometimes, bruising without an injury could be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition like diabetes, a blood clotting disorder, or an autoimmune disease. In this article, you will find out what could be causing random bruising on your legs and other body parts, and in some cases, how to get rid of the bruise quickly. First of all, let’s look at what bruises are and what is the main cause of random bruising. What Is a Bruise? It’s very rare to have spontaneous bruising without any reason. Pe Continue reading >>

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  1. DaveManCan

    Is there an A1C test kit where you get the results at home in minutes instead of having to send off your blood to be tested?

  2. maryd98

    DaveManCan:
    Is there an A1C test kit where you get the results at home in minutes instead of having to send off your blood to be tested?
    Yes, there used to be one by Bayer, but it (the product/kit) was bought out by someone and now it's available but I'm not sure who makes it.
    It used to cost about $30 and the kit included two tests. It was almost the same as using a BG meter, in terms of how you use it. Results showed up in about 5 minutes. Once I did it on the same day I had an A1c done at a doctor's lab and the difference was only about .2 between the two tests, so I felt that was pretty reliable. However, I would not completely give up lab tests.
    And remember that the A1c really only measures the past 3 months or so, so if the idea is to have the A1c done more often, I'd say it's not worth it. If it's to have it done at the lab once or twice a year and at home once or twice a year, then....why not? Esp if your BG readings are stable....
    Here's info about some store brands:
    http://www.cvs.com/shop/home-health-care/diabetes-care/diabetes-monitors/cvs-a1c-at-home-test-kit-prodid-496010
    https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-at-home-a1c-test-kit/ID=prod6248361-product

  3. dale92

    Hi Dave
    I use the Walgreens A1c kit in-between doctor visits. I tested the same day 6 months ago and my doctor's lab said my A1c was 6.0 and the Walgreens kit said 5.6 not too much difference. I also found online that a certified lab ( not sure if it was government certified) A1c test can be off by .5% so if you get a 5.5 A1c if that same lab retested the same sample it could be down as low as 5% and all the way up to 6%. The Walgreens kit was $43 if I remember correctly for 2 tests and I think this kit is sold to several different vendors like Walgreens. I bet this is the same kit Mary mentioned sold by Bayer.

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