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Home Blood Glucose Monitoring

This test is done using a portable blood glucose meter to measure the blood sugar levels for people who already have diabetes. This test can be done at home on a regular basis. Ideally people with diabetes need to check the amount of sugar at least once a day and those who take insulin, several times a day. This is possible by monitoring blood glucose using a home blood glucose meter.

You will need a blood glucose meter, testing strips, lancets or short needles, lancet device (to hold the needle) and clean cotton strips for the test. Some monitors have data management systems that can store past glucose readings which help to calculate average glucose levels at certain times of day.

How it is done:
Wash your hands and prick your finger with a small needle. Place the drop of blood collected on a test strip of the blood glucose meter. After a few seconds, the meter will give a reading of blood glucose level.

Home monitoring helps to keep your blood sugar levels with in a safe range. Regular testing is useful to prevent problems arising due to very high or low blood sugar level thus prevent emergency situations from developing. It is also used to determine the initial insulin dose and schedule and also to adjust the insulin doses or schedule according to your daily routine. 





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 1.  Posted on : 9.1.2014  By  :  Soumyya Das , Kolkata View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

Cholecystectomy was done 2 years ago but looking bulky and over weight approx 87 kg triglycerides also increased what should I do?

 
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  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
 2.  Posted on : 27.6.2013  By  :  akshay arora , Bareilly (u.p.) View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

My age is just 22 yrs. And i am having pain in my knee joints doctors said i am sufferin from arthiris/ortheoritis what can i do is their any treatment or not because they have told me that their is no treatment

 
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Arthritis can be caused by many reasons which includes weight problems. Please consult a bbone specialist for further advise. You can too young to have chronic arthritis all your life. Good luck

  Posted By :Admin , | On 26.5.2014
 3.  Posted on : 11.9.2012  By  :  Saswajeet Routray , Kolkata View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

I am 32 years old and my wife is 30 now. Myself and my wife, both are suffering from joint pain from 5-6 months. A cracking sound also coming from the knees. Please let me know what to do.

 
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Joint pain can be caused by many reasons.Over weight Oesteo porosis or born loss, arthritis, some febril illnesses are some of the causes. You are very young to ignore your joint pains. You should see an internist. He can examine you, order some blood test and give you a diagnosis. Good luck

  Posted By :Admin , Kochi | On 4.6.2013
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