Why is blood sugar an important test?
This is because you can get gestational diabetes while pregnant. This is where you develop diabetes(i presume it's due to hormones), and if not taken care of, it can lead to the baby being diabetic, where the pancreas doesn't produce any/enough insulin to control the amount of sugar in the blood. This can lead to ketones, which are produced by the body, and basically turn your blood pH weird. I don't know if it's the same with gestational diabetes, but if you're diabetic you're supposed to keep your blood sugar level under 5 for the entire duration of the pregnancy. I'm diabetic, insulin controlled and i can promse you it's not fun.
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what are the normal blood sugar test results
Because early intensive glucose lowering not only indicate the end of diabetes but also reduction in mortality from chances of myocardial infarction.
Sugar in blood and urine is tested with Benedict's solution.
Your blood courses through every single part of your body. Blood testing is a diagnostic tool used due to the fact that if you have poisons, bacteria, viruses, or cancerous ce…lls, they're going to be found in the circulatory system.
Blood sugar normally falls in a range between 80 and 120. Outside of that range indicates that the person has a problem. It could be diabetes, low blood sugar, or some other d…isease. For a diabetic on insulin, a reading below 80 indicates that they need to eat certain foods to raise their blood sugar. Conversely, a reading over 120 indicates that they may need to take more insulin. a. Blood sugar determination is important in the detection of diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia. b. To diagnose toxic or inflammatory conditions of the liver due to galactosemia, presence of excess lactic acid, acidosis, and thymine deficiency. c. adjusting insulin diagnose.
Well you can do it with about anything, but with lancets are the safest way,and u still need to get blood from either your fingertips or arm.
The score recommended for your control solution will tell you how accurate it should be. For OneTouch machines their control solution should produce a reading of 5.5-7.5mmol s…o you know from that you should be within 2mmol of accuracy. But it also depends where you do your tests. I got ranges of between 2.7 and 6.3 with four different blood tests within 5 minutes... one from each side of my palm on each hand. I know fingers are meant to be more 'accurate' in showing low/hypoglycemic scores than other body areas such as thigh (I think its only Lifescan that let you test on areas of your body other than finger though).
No. However, insulin shock can be mistaken for intoxication. The question is nearly beside the point, considering that alcohol is one of the last things a diabetic should drin…k.
I know it does. I am a diabetic. I got upset today and my sugar reading went from 94 to 224 before bedtime.
Blood sugar tests include several different tests that measure the amount of sugar (glucose) in a person's blood.
im a diabetic u shouldn't have to force it till it hurts your finger if blood isn't comin out enough to test then sett the pricker to a higher needle setting but yer it should…n't hurt hope this helped
For the best methods of testing your blood sugar levels you should ask your physician. The American Diabetes Association has information that can assist you also.
An HBA1C test can be ordered by your doctor. The most common method, however, is to buy a traditional home blood sugar monitor. They come at a variety of sizes, accuracy and c…ost.
In Brazil, I've paid just US$20 for this device, Bayer brand, Breeze model. It's very cheap and easy to use. Read carefully the instructions. You can buy it through e-commer…ce, or on any drugstore in your city.