How Does A Glucose Meter Work?

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This video demonstrates the blood glucose tests strip packs from Easy Life for use in the Easy Life Glucose meter system or Easy Life Triple meter systems http://www.valuemed.co.uk/acatalog/Ea...

How Do Blood Glucose Meters Work?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Can anyone explain to me please how do blood glucose meters work? How is the glucose absorbed to the sensor? How is the glucose converted into electronic signal? How is the glucose calculated per volume of blood? You will find typing "How do blood glucose meters work" in Google will give lots of information. You know, generally I don't like "Go ask Google" answers but, in this case, I sorta have to agree with @Mr_Pot : we're all just folks with diabetes here, none of us build, design, maintain or manufacture our meters. Google is a far better source of technical stuff than us... ... and this is the moment when someone who does build, design etc glucometers posts You know, generally I don't like "Go ask Google" answers but, in this case, I sorta have to agree with @Mr_Pot : we're all just folks with diabetes here, none of us build, design, maintain or manufacture our meters. Google is a far better source of technical stuff than us... ... and this is the moment when someone who does build, design etc glucometers posts I also don't usually give "Try Google" answers Continue reading >>

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  1. Briguy

    Cortisone shot

    has anyone had any issues with blood sugar rising rapidly after a cortisone shot? Went to orthepedic doctor and told him I had type 2 diabetes and he still gave me shot. I tested today about 3.5 hours after eating and my blood sugar was 157. I had no idea this woood happen. Will it go back down to where I was? How long does that take?

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    I've not had a cortisone shot but took a short-term dose or oral steroids three times last year, and, yes, it can raise your blood sugar. My blood sugar with oral steroids was in the high 200s or low 300s before bed and back to low 100s in the morning.
    Your blood sugar will probably resolve itself soon.

  3. Briguy

    Did that last just for a day or was it several days?

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How to set up a blood glucose meter the On Call Vivid blood glucose monitor. This video shows the pack contents for the On Call Vivid diabetes monitor, how to fit the batteries and how to set the glucose meter up ready for use.

When To Get A New Blood Glucose Meter?

I have had my current glucose meter for over 10 years. When should one consider getting a new meter? As long as the manufacturer still makes the strips, does it matter? Can meters become unreliable? Karen Adsit, Chattanooga, Tennessee Belinda Childs, ARNP, MN, BC-ADM, CDE, responds: When I am asked this question in the office, I usually answer that the glucose meter you are using is acceptable as long as it is giving you accurate readings. The best way to know if your meter is accurate is to use the "glucose control" solution for your brand of glucose meter and strips. The meter companies recommend that you do this with each new bottle of test strips and any time you suspect that you may not be getting accurate readings. However, the glucose control solution is generally only good for 30 days after you open the bottle. Some health care providers correlate meters with lab readings, but you must remember that there can be as much as a 10 to 15 percent variation between the readings you get with your meter from one test to the next, as well as between a home test and a lab result. The key to your question, though, is that you have not had a new meter in more than 10 years. Technology Continue reading >>

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Glucometers Reviews - Best Glucometers 1. Accu Chek Performa Glucometer Kit with 110 Test Strips 2. Precision Xtra NFR Blood Glucose Monitoring System (Packaging May Vary) 3. FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter

Glucometers Faq: What They Are And How They Work

Glucometers FAQ: What They Are and How They Work Page 1:Glucometers FAQs - General Questions Dignifyed is an online resource devoted to reviewing technology and services aimed at preserving seniors' independence and quality of life. How many hours of hands-on testing and research did you perform for this review? We spent over 80 hours researching the best glucometers on the market. We started with 30 models and narrowed down our choices to the best 10 glucometers to do our hands-on evaluations and reviews. Because of the level of testing that would have been required and given that glucometers must meet specific FDA regulations for accuracy we did not test the accuracy of the glucometers we reviewed. Instead, we researched glucometers and evaluated them based on their design, features, cost and ease of use. You can read more about our evaluation and research process here . Glucometers provide readings by detecting the level of glucose in a person's blood. To get a reading, a person pricks the skin most commonly, a finger and applies the blood sample gained to a test strip inserted in the meter. The glucose in the blood reacts with the chemicals in the strip. Then, electrical curre Continue reading >>

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    Oh how I miss Starbucks…:( Does anyone know of any diabetes friendly drinks that they serve?

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    I don't drink coffee but get unsweet teas

  3. Gabby

    Black coffee with your choice of sweetener. Other than that, I stay away from all the flavors, whips and goodies.

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