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BG testing

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Maybird, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Maybird

    Maybird · Guest

    Being prediabetic I have read a lot about diabetes on the internet but there was one thing I did wonder about that I have not seen on here. About BG testing it said you should never use the first drop of blood when you prick your finger you should always prick again ...presumably the same finger..and use that for the test. Anyone here do that
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No not at all, as long as the finger is clean and dry I can't see why you would need to do this, where did you read this as it's news to me :?
     
  3. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    I've seen this one before, some places do recommend it. On team decided to do a series of tests to find the 'best' method and published their results.
    Conclusion
    http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/3/556.full
     
  4. BramHall456

    BramHall456 · Active Member

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    My dr said I only need testing once a year, ive always had six monthley tests.my average pre meal reading pre breakfast is 7.5.now. I think he is wrong. any comments appreciated.

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  5. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    A lot can happen in a year ! I don't know your medical history so not easy to comment but I would ask for more frequent testing. Possibly buy yourself a meter and test yourself once a month or so if you have the funds. The meters are pretty cheap and a pack of strips will last you a while.


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  6. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I rely on my hba1c 12 weekly test, gp and dietitian support....the practice does not believe in t2 testing...
    I am happy with my progress so far, not saying it will always remain this way....
     
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