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Diabetic Testing

Diabetic Testing

Diabetic Testing - Knowledge is Power! Regular diabetic testing is essential for proper management of diabetes. Depending on the severity of the diabetes, a diabetic may be instructed to test their blood sugar levels as often as every two hours. Most of the medical complications associated with diabetes are caused by the long-term effects of high blood glucose, and low blood glucose must me controlled as well. Diabetic testing equipment is available from most medical supply stores and pharmacies. There are many options available. The oldest technique still in use involves blood glucose testing strips that are compared against a color chart like ph testing paper. There are also many glucose monitors available that will electronically read glucose levels off their own type of testing strips. All of these diabetic testing techniques require collecting blood for the test, most often by pricking the fingertip with a special lancet, and squeezing a drop of blood out of the finger. The finger is then pressed against the diabetic testing strip, allowing measurement of blood glucose either with an electronic blood glucose meter or testing strip color chart. Many electronic diabetic testing glucose monitors are available with speech adapters, allowing diabetics with vision problems to hear their blood glucose test results. Another (recently FDA approved) glucose monitor reads blood glucose levels through the skin every 20 minutes, and only needs to be calibrated twice a day with a finger prick blood sample. For diabetics who are unable to obtain a large enough blood sample with a regular finger lancet, special lancets with integrated pump devices can be used to collect blood samples from other locations. There is a lot of current research into 'non-invasive' diabetic testing equi Continue reading >>

Blood Sugar Test Strip

Blood Sugar Test Strip

DISCONTINUED. (Verified 11/2011) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Blood glucose monitor and test strip. Pocket size. Visual or meter read. DISCONTINUED. VERIFIED 5/2012. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Accu-Chek Easy Diabetes Care Kit includes a glucose analyzer, a puncture device for blood testing, and blood sugar test strips for use by people with diabetes. DISCONTINUED. VERIFIED 5/2012. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. DISCONTINUED. VERIFIED 5/2012. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Accu-Chek III Diabetes Care Kit includes a glucose analyzer, a puncture device for blood testing, and blood sugar test strips for use by people with diabetes. DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Blood glucose test strips for use with BetaScan A Meter or Ames Glucometer. Dry method, place one drop of blood on strip, wait 60 seconds and blot on special blotting paper. ---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a child-friendly glucose meter for children with diabetes or other blood-sugar related conditions. DISCONTINUED. VERIFIED 5/2012. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Chemstrip bG are blood sugar test strips for diabetics who are self monitoring blood sugar levels. Blood sugar test strips for diabetics who are self monitoring blood sugar levels. designed for use with Glucometer meter, see separate entry. Can be direct read using color chart, up to glucose levels of 250 mg/dl. Freestyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips These Freestyle Lite Test Strips are designed for use by individuals who have diabetes or for persons who have to check their blood regularly, as it is designed for in vitro blood glucose testing.. No coding required. DISCONTINUED. (Verified 05/2009) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Blood glucose tst strips for visual or Continue reading >>

Urine Test Strip

Urine Test Strip

A urine test strip or dipstick test is a basic diagnostic tool used to determine pathological changes in a patient’s urine in standard urinalysis.[1] A standard urine test strip may comprise up to 10 different chemical pads or reagents which react (change color) when immersed in, and then removed from, a urine sample. The test can often be read in as little as 60 to 120 seconds after dipping, although certain tests require longer. Routine testing of the urine with multiparameter strips is the first step in the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases. The analysis includes testing for the presence of proteins, glucose, ketones, haemoglobin, bilirubin, urobilinogen, acetone, nitrite and leucocytes as well as testing of pH and specific gravity or to test for infection by different pathogens.[2] Urine test strip Leukocytes Nitrite Urobilinogen Protein pH Haemoglobin Specific gravity Ketone Bilirubin Glucose The test strips consist of a ribbon made of plastic or paper of about 5 millimetre wide, plastic strips have pads impregnated with chemicals that react with the compounds present in urine producing a characteristic colour. For the paper strips the reactants are absorbed directly onto the paper. Paper strips are often specific to a single reaction (e.g. pH measurement), while the strips with pads allow several determinations simultaneously.[2] There are strips which serve different purposes, such as qualitative strips that only determine if the sample is positive or negative, or there are semi-quantitative ones that in addition to providing a positive or negative reaction also provide an estimation of a quantitative result, in the latter the colour reactions are approximately proportional to the concentration of the substance being tested for in the sample.[2] The reading Continue reading >>

Smartphone-based Colorimetric Detection To Measure Blood Glucose Levels

Smartphone-based Colorimetric Detection To Measure Blood Glucose Levels

Smartphone-based colorimetric detection to measure Blood Glucose Levels Abstract: Diabetes Mellitus is a hazardous disease plaguing many humans in the world and it is caused due to high Blood Glucose Levels (BGL). Patients with diabetes need to regularly check their BGL in order to stay safe. Through this paper, we aim to provide a medical image processing system based on colorimetric detection particularly for diabetic patients that will measure the blood glucose levels by scanning an image of the visual glucose test strip using a smart-phone. The proposed technique measures the color change of the scanned test strip by using HSV and CIELAB color model based processing wherein concepts of color-gradient and CIEDE2000 color-difference formulas are applied. The technique was implemented in an Android based environment and tested using Accu-Chek active visual test strips along with its corresponding reference color chart. The results of the experiment show that such technique has promising capability to measure BGL in humans. Further, such technique can be also applied for any other visual medical test strips or even for other measurements which are calculated using a color metric. Continue reading >>

Understanding Gestational Diabetes: Glucose Monitoring

Understanding Gestational Diabetes: Glucose Monitoring

Fetal Monitoring, Gestational Diabetes, Integrative Medicine, Pregnancy and Birth, Weight Management What is self blood glucose monitoring? Once you are diagnosed as having gestational diabetes, you and your health care providers will want to know more about your day-to-day blood sugar levels. It is important to know how your exercise habits and eating patterns affect your blood sugars. Also, as your pregnancy progresses, the placenta will release more of the hormones that work against insulin. Testing your blood sugar level at important times during the day will help determine if proper diet and weight gain have kept blood sugar levels normal or if extra insulin is needed to help keep the fetus protected. Self blood glucose monitoring is done by using a special device to obtain a drop of your blood and test it for your blood sugar level. Your doctor or other health care provider will explain the procedure to you. Make sure that you are shown how to do the testing before attempting it on your own. Some items you may use to monitor your blood sugar levels are: Lancet–a disposable, sharp needle-like sticker for pricking the finger to obtain a drop of blood. Lancet device–a springloaded finger sticking device. Test strip–a chemically treated strip to which a drop of blood is applied. Color chart–a chart used to compare against the color on the test strip for blood sugar level. Glucose meter–a device which “reads” the test strip and gives you a digital number value. Your health care provider can advise you where to obtain the self-monitoring equipment in your area. You may want to inquire if any places rent or loan glucose meters, since it is likely you won't be needing it after your baby is born. How often and when should I test? You may need to test your blo Continue reading >>

Us6572822b2 - Visual Blood Glucose Test Strip - Google Patents

Us6572822b2 - Visual Blood Glucose Test Strip - Google Patents

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Type 2 Diabetes: Measuring Sugar Levels In Blood And Urine Yourself

Type 2 Diabetes: Measuring Sugar Levels In Blood And Urine Yourself

Many people with diabetes mellitus measure their blood sugar levels themselves. For those who inject insulin several times a day, checking their sugar levels with a blood glucose meter is an important part of their daily treatment. The amount of insulin injected at mealtimes depends on various factors, including the measured blood sugar (glucose) level. Sugar levels in blood or urine can be measured in various ways. Measuring blood sugar levels yourself You can measure your blood sugar levels yourself using an electronic device called a blood glucose meter. To do this, you prick your fingertip with a small needle, and place a drop of blood on a test strip. The strip is inserted into the blood glucose meter. Shortly after the digital display then shows your blood sugar level. You can follow these steps to measure your blood: First of all, lay out everything you need. These include: a blood glucose meter, a blood-sampling device with a fine needle (lancet), and a test strip. Wash your hands before measuring your blood sugar because dirt and other residues can mix with the blood and distort the results. One small drop of blood is enough for the test. It should just fill the test field. If you prick the side of your finger rather than your fingertip, it is less noticeable. You can get the right amount by gently squeezing the tip of your finger. After a short while your blood sugar level will be displayed on the meter. Modern devices can save the measurements along with the date and time, and transfer this information to a computer or smartphone. If this is not possible you could write the measurements down in a special diary. If you measure your blood sugar levels frequently, pricking yourself is less uncomfortable if you use a different finger, or a different place on your Continue reading >>

Measuring Ketosis With Ketone Strips: Are They Accurate?

Measuring Ketosis With Ketone Strips: Are They Accurate?

Many people followingketo diets want to be in ketosis , a natural state in which the body burns fat for fuel. For this reason, people are curious about whether they are doing enough (via carb restriction) to achieve this state. As a result, ketone strips are a popular tool that numerous people use as a way of measuring ketosis. And how do they compare to alternate methods of measuring ketones? Anyone following a standard high-carbohydrate diet will be burning glucose for energy. However, the body can use both carbohydrate and fat for fuel ( 1 ). When carbohydrate intake is very low, the body switches to burning fat for energy. As this happens, our body enters a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a natural biological state during which our body burns fat for fuel.While we are in ketosis, our blood levels of ketonesa by-product from the breakdown of fatsrise. Measuring these ketones (also known as ketone bodies) can, therefore, provide a hint as to how deeply our body is (or isnt) in ketosis. For this reason, ketone stripswhich measure the level of ketoneshave become increasingly popular in recent times. Key Point: Ketosis is a biological state where the human body burns fat rather than carbs. For people who want to know if theyre in ketosis, ketone test strips are a cheap and simple way of detecting ketone levels. They are otherwise known as ketone sticks and work by urinalysis to tell us the volume of acetoacetate in our urine. If you dont know what acetoacetate is, then lets start at the beginning. First of all, there are three types of ketone body; Acetoacetate is one of the two main ketone bodies, and it is present in urine. We can test for it by using ketone strips. Beta-hydroxybutyrate is created from acetoacetate, and it is the second of the main ketone bodies. This ke Continue reading >>

Urine Tests For Diabetes: Glucose Levels And Ketones

Urine Tests For Diabetes: Glucose Levels And Ketones

What Are Urine Tests for Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that is characterized by high blood sugar levels. This is due to the body’s inability to make any or enough insulin, use insulin effectively, or both. Insulin is a hormone that helps the cells of your body absorb blood sugar to make energy. Insulin is produced by the pancreas after you eat food. There are two major classifications of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This type is usually diagnosed in childhood and develops quickly. Symptoms include quick weight loss, excessive thirst, excessive urination, and fatigue. Type 1 makes up just 5 percent of diabetes cases in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is when cells aren’t able to use insulin effectively anymore. This is called insulin resistance. If the cells can’t take in and store glucose, the glucose remains in the blood. Eventually the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges, and diabetes develops. This type of diabetes develops gradually and is associated with being overweight and having a sedentary lifestyle. Diabetes causes blood glucose (blood sugar) to rise to abnormally high levels. In type 1 diabetes, the body may also begin to burn fat for energy because the cells aren’t getting the glucose they need. When this happens, the body produces chemicals called ketones. When ketones build up in the blood, they make the blood more acidic. A buildup of ketones can poison the body and result in coma or even death. Urine tests aren’t ever used to diagnose diabetes, but they may be used to monitor a person’s levels of urine ketones and urine glucose and sometimes to make sure their diabetes is being manag Continue reading >>

Urs 1g- Glucose Screening Test

Urs 1g- Glucose Screening Test

URS 1G- Glucose Screening Test. Urinalysis test strip for detection and screening of Glucose in urine. FDA-cleared, CLIA-waived, Over-the-Counter approved for home use. (FDA 510K#: K020175) -This test is FDA approved for home use and is CLIAwaived. -Urine test strips are used to monitor urine specimens for various biochemicals and their connection to certain diseases. All urine test strips yield clear and acccurate results in less than 30 seconds. Results can be interpreted using visual comparison of the reagent pads to the color chart or other compatible automated Urinalysis equipment or with a Uritek Strip Reader. Collect a fresh urine sample in a clean, dry container preferably glass. First morning samples contain the highest concentration of target markers. Remove one reagent strip from the bottle and immediately replace the container cap, minimizing the exposure of the remaining test strips to light and air. Completely immerse the reagent pads of the strip in the urine sample and then remove immediately to avoid dissolving out the reagent pads. While removing the reagent strip, run the edge of the strip against the rim of the specimen container to remove excess urine. Hold the strip in a horizontal position to prevent possible cross contamination of chemicals located in adjacent reagent pads. Compare the color change of reagent pads to the corresponding color chart on the bottle label. Read results according to the chart's time frame for each panel tested. Record the results of your readings for discussion and/or evaluation with your physician or healthcare provider and then discard the used reagent strip. Each vial of urinalysis reagent strips includes a color coded chart. The reactive color of each panel on the test strip is compared to the closest corresponding Continue reading >>

The Principle Of The Urinalysis Test

The Principle Of The Urinalysis Test

URS-K • URS-3 • URS-10SG • URS-UTIProfessional Urinalysis Reagent Test Strips Professional urine reagent test strips for the rapid determination of Ketones (URS-K), Glucose, Protein and pH (URI-3) plus Leukocytes, Nitrites, Ketones, Bilirubin, Blood, Urobilinogen, and Specific Gravity (URI-10) levels in urine. The URS-UTI is a single use test specific for detection of urinary tract infections. These are the diagnostic reagent strips used by physicians, clinics and hospitals to initially screen for suspected and/or existing health conditions. Simple to use, urine diagnostic reagent strips can provide early indications of developing health problems and identify potential abnormal functions requiring more extensive testing. Additionally, routine use is frequently recommended by physicians for monitoring certain existing and chronic health conditions. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE URINALYSIS TEST These urinalysis test strips, URS-K (Ketones) URS-3 (Glucose, Protein, pH) and URS-10 (Glucose, Protein pH, Leukocytes, Nitrites, Ketones, Bilirubin, Blood, Urobilinogen, and Specific Gravity) and URS-UTI (leukocytes and Nitrite) are simple, easy to use reagent strips for the detection of key diagnostic chemical markers in human urine. They are the same urinalysis test strips used routinely by doctors, laboratories and healthcare professionals in preliminary diagnosis of, and initial screening for potential health problems. URS-Strips are plastic strips to which chemically specific reagent pads are affixed. The reagent pads react with the sample urine to provide a standardized visible color reaction within 30 seconds to one minute depending on the specific panel screen. The color is then visually compared to the included color chart to determine the level of each chemical factor. Test Continue reading >>

Urine Testing Stix

Urine Testing Stix

Human and animal diabetics both use ketostix or ketodiastix. These are reagent indicator strips that test urine for only ketone (ketostix) or for both ketones and glucose (ketodiastix). These links show examples of Ketostix[1] and Ketodiastix[2]. These stix are available at any brick-and-mortar or Internet pharmacy that sells human diabetic supplies. Stix do expire, so check the unopened expiration date when you buy them and record the date you open them. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use; prolonged exposure to air can produce false negative urine ketone test results[3]. If the foil-wrapped Ketostix, rather than the ones in vials are purchased, you may find it less wasteful. After the bottle is opened, the remaining unused strips have only a 6 months' life. By using the foil-wrapped ones, you can extend the "life" of your purchase. The singly-wrapped ones can have a unopened expiration date of up to two years. You are then only using what you need when you need it, having the rest still sealed and potent until the indicated expiration date[4]. You should test your pet's urine for ketones for the reasons discussed at ketones. You may test your pet's urine for glucose because (1) you've been instructed to do so by the vet as a method of gauging regulation, (2) your pet is undiagnosed and you want to determine whether there is hyperglycemia, or (3) your cat is in remission and you want to determine whether there is hyperglycemia. Some reasons for preferring testing glucose levels by using blood over urine testing is that the urine used in testing may have been in the bladder for hours. Because of this, it may not be a reliable indicator of what systemic glucose levels are at the time of testing[5]. What's seen when testing urine for glucose is an average of wh Continue reading >>

Urine Test For Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Urine Test For Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Urine tests can check for a range of things, including blood in the urine, infection, and other systemic conditions. They are frequently used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. In this article, we look at types of urine tests for diabetes and how to understand the results. Contents of this article: What is a urine test for diabetes? Urine tests are important for both the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes. Urine testing is less accurate than blood testing but is useful as a screening test for people who already know they have diabetes. Urine tests can also be used to check for glucose in the urine of people who are undiagnosed. A urine test will be looking for three things: glucose, ketones, and protein. Glucose Having glucose in the urine may indicate diabetes, although it can also be caused by other conditions. For example, pregnant women who do not have diabetes may have glucose in their urine. Glucose is not normally found in urine, but it can pass from the kidneys into the urine in people who have diabetes. Ketones Ketone is a chemical that the body produces when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood. It is a by-product produced when the body starts to break down body fat for energy. The presence of ketones in a person with diabetes may indicate a high blood glucose level, usually because a person with diabetes cannot use glucose as energy and has to use fat instead. Ketones in the blood can then spill into the urine. Ketones in the urine are more common in people who have type 1 diabetes but can occur in those with type 2 diabetes as well. Protein A doctor will check for the presence of protein in the urine of people with diabetes, as this can indicate kidney problems or a urinary tract infection. Types of tests If someone is concerned that they may h Continue reading >>

How To Read The Results Of Blood Glucose Test Strips

How To Read The Results Of Blood Glucose Test Strips

1 Review the digital screen on the test meter after you’ve added a drop of blood to the test strip. After analyzing the blood, the meter will automatically display the blood glucose result -- it's as simple as that. 2 Compare the displayed number with your blood sugar guidelines. The American Diabetes Association recommends that a person’s blood sugar ranges from 70 to 130 before a meal or less than 180 after a meal. However, your doctor might provide a more individualized range based on your lifestyle and health status. 3 Consult your instruction manual if an error displays on the screen. Error codes and symbols differ from one meter to the next. You might see an error if you improperly inserted the test strips or dropped too much or too little blood onto the test strip. Continue reading >>

Us6162397a - Visual Blood Glucose Test Strip - Google Patents

Us6162397a - Visual Blood Glucose Test Strip - Google Patents

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