Testing Blood Sugar

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Low Risk Patients with Type 2 Diabetes May Be Testing Too Often, Study

More than half of patients with type 2 diabetes using treatments other than insulin, may be using their test-strips incorrectly —  testing …

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New Noninvasive Blood Glucose Test Promises Alternative to Painful Pricking

For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to control diabetes and prevent diabetes-related complications. …

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How Accurate is Your Blood Glucose Monitor?

Blood glucose monitors that are marketed and sold to consumers may not be as accurate as regulatory bodies, or consumers would hope,  according to a …

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How Often Should I Screen For Diabetes?

Screening for early diagnosis is important if you have diabetes. You stand a better chance of decreasing the risk of developing diabetes …

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Testing: How Accurate Are Diabetes Test Strips?

It’s important to monitor your blood glucose level in order for you to control it.  And that’s why diabetes test strips play an important role. …

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Blood Tests for Diabetes: Random Plasma Glucose Test

Also known as: RPG; casual plasma glucose test; random blood sugar test.  What is it? The random plasma glucose test measures plasma (or blood) …

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Blood Tests for Diabetes: Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose Test

Also known as: the postprandial plasma glucose test; PPG. What is it? A blood test that measures the body’s ability to metabolize carbohydrates …

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Blood Tests for Diabetes: Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Also known as: OGTT; 2-hour glucose tolerance test. What is it? A test that measures blood glucose levels before and 2 hours after you drink an …

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The Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Maintaining good blood glucose control is the most powerful tool in preventing diabetes complications. Many people use a blood glucose meter to check …

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