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What Does A Blood Glucose Meter Measure?

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How To Test Blood Sugar | Accu-chek

The steps are similar for many meters, and generally look like this: Wash and dry your handsusing warm water may help the blood flow.1 Turn on the meter and prepare a test strip as outlined in your owner's booklet. Many Accu-Chek meters turn on automatically when a strip is inserted. Choose your spotdon't check from the same finger all the time. Using the side of the fingertip may be less painful than the pads.1 Prepare the lancing device according to the user guide provided, then lance your fingertip or other approved site to get a drop of blood.2 Touch and hold the test strip opening to the drop until it has absorbed enough blood to begin the test. View your test result and take the proper steps if your blood sugar is high or low, based on your healthcare professionals' recommendations. Record the results in a logbook, hold them in the meter's memory or download to an app or computer so you can review and analyze them later. For meter-specific instructions on how to test your blood sugar levels, visit the Accu-Chek Support page for your meter. 1Joslin Diabetes Center. Tips for more pain-free blood glucose monitoring. Available at: . Accessed March 11, 2016. 2Talk with your healt Continue reading >>

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  1. LJS118

    We just got a new computer, a mac, and now my Minimed Carelink doesn't work anymore. I'm really bummed, it was so easy to download numbers and print up reports.
    I'm not looking for a computer program, but was wondering if anyone manually records #s to fax into the doctor? If so, is anyone willing to share it? I'm looking for a template.

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    Not sure if you want a spreadsheet or just a blank log, but see my sig for the latter.

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    Hi Lori, is you new Mac a new machine? If it has the Intel chip and can run Leopard you can run windows, or so says my Mac head husband. We have struggled with this issue and until one of us gets an upgraded machine with the new chip it remains a problem.

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The Meal Measure will let you size the portions of food you put on your plate to the recommended level of the USDA My Pyramid. At the 2010 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, Meal Measure President Patricia Cocchiarella explained how the device works. http://www.greatlakesgeek.com/

Meters: Does Your Device Measure Up?

Download our latest printable product listings. Think of picking out a blood glucose meter the same way you would choose a car. You might consider cost first and then compare features to narrow down your options until you find the one that works best for you. You may even be able to sit with a diabetes educator and look over a number of meters to get a feel for them, says Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN, CDE, CPT, patient care manager in diabetes education at the University of Virginia Health System and a spokeswoman for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The main thing people think about is cost, she says. But I think you should [also] think about something that is really going to do the most work for you. If youre stumped by all of the features to consider, focus on five main factors: ease of use, size and shape, reimbursement, accuracy, and download ability. Meters are typically affordable (most are in the range of $10 to $50) and are often discounted or free with coupons. The real cost with testing your blood glucose comes with the strips, says McElwee-Malloy. Test strips retail for anywhere between less than 50cents and $2 a strip, depending on the technology, and that Continue reading >>

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    Hi,
    I only started metformin in June and have recently started having chest pain. My doctor thinks its indegestion and it could be from the metformin. It doesn't feel like indegestion though. I did stop taking it for a few days and it did seem to ease off. I also didn't drink coffee those days so perhaps its coffee?? Very interested to see if you get any more advise. I also am insulin resistant PCOS not yet diabetic, on metromin to try and avoid it.

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    resistance to be on metformin, you could already have heart disease. You should get that checked out and don't let them tell you you don't. Women present differently than men often; I have known since I was 32 that I was having heart problems because they run so strongly in my family and I have seen the same symptoms in others. I suffered for years being told things like "your estrogen will protect you," and "take some prilosec" and finally got an aggressive cardiologist who tested me and had a stent put in for the %70 blockage last week. If you know the drug is causing the problem, get off it and raise cain till you get answers. It is not very satisfying to say "I told you so" when lying in the cardiac ward.

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Understand what accuracy of your blood glucose meter means to your life

Accuracy Of Blood Glucose Meters: Get The Down Low

Every blood glucose meter claims that its accurate. But what does accurate really mean in terms of blood glucose (BG)? A. Does accurate mean that your blood glucose meter will show you the true BG? B. Does accurate mean that your blood glucose meter will show the same BG each time if you test multiple times from the same finger stick? C. Does accurate mean that your blood glucose meter will show the same BG as a different blood glucose meter if you test from the same finger stick? No at-home blood glucose meter will show a true BG only a lab test can do that. (And actually, to be very technically correct, there is theoretically a true BG value, but its impossible to measure thats where statistics come in!) We can only estimate what the true BG value is by taking a sample. In order to be considered accurate and thus approved for use in at-home testing scenarios, the FDA requires that blood glucose meters provide: 99% of blood glucose measurements within 20% of lab results 95% of blood glucose measurements within 15% of lab results This literally translates to: if your true BG value (measured in a lab test) was 100 mg/dL, your blood glucose meter could show as low as 80 mg/dL or as Continue reading >>

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    Just wanted to give some inspiration that diet and exercise does work. I'm 46 last year I was diagnosed type 2 diabetic with an A1C of 6.4 my fasting sugar was 103. My family on my fathers side has a history of type 2. I have always been a person who was overweight at my highest last year 228 lbs 5.6 tall. I was never into fitness even when I was a teen. Gave little care to what I ate which was mostly fast food and as much as I could eat. After I was told that I needed to be on medication I asked for 6 months to change my ways. I started on May 19th 2015 and I went to they gym 5 days a week and cut my eating down in half. I started with cutting sugar out of my diet. When I did end up at fast food I get salad with grilled chicken. I lost 29 lbs got down to about 1995 but my pants size went from 38 to 33 which I had not worn a 33 inch pare of pants since I was 21 years old. Even being under 200 lbs it's been 17 years. Just got my A1c back i'm now 5.7 still at the top of the range for normal but my doctor is very much surprised I was able to do it he said most don't follow though. It took me tremendous will power to change. Through the holidays I cheated some and I'm still at the gym 4-5 nights a week I feel good. My goal is to run 10 miles a day or even run back and forth to work everyday it's about 5.7 miles each way.

  2. jambo101

    Numbers like 5.7 to 6.4 dont strike me as numbers that would indicate type 2 diabetes as those numbers are the norm, was there a time when your numbers were much higher?
    Great job on the healthy living you are an inspiration to all us overweight diabetics.

  3. Hedgehog_Mom

    5.7 to 6.4 is considered pre-diabetes.
    Personally, I've been on meds since I was diagnosed, almost two years ago. I changed my diet, lost a good amount of weight, and my A1C has been in the normal range for the last year and nine months. The problem I have is that it's easy to eat right and exercise right after you're diagnosed, because it's a scary diagnosis. It's harder to stick with the healthy eating and exercise long-term.

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