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Testing Blood Glucose and Type 2

Gretchen Becker Health Guide January 30, 2012
  • Here we go again!   It seems that every few years another group announces that blood glucose (BG) testing strips aren't useful in patients with type 2 diabetes who don't take insulin. Here's the latest.   Naturally, the insurance companies (or in Britain the National Health Service) wan...

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  • ShottleBop
    Feb. 10, 2012

    If it had not been for testing, I might never have discovered the effect that even small amounts of bread (even sprouted-grain breads) had on my blood sugar levels.  Testing allows me to try unfamiliar dishes, knowing that a fingerstick in an hour or so will tell me whether it contains ingredients that I should avoid.  Testing can alert me to the...

    RHMLucky777

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    If it had not been for testing, I might never have discovered the effect that even small amounts of bread (even sprouted-grain breads) had on my blood sugar levels.  Testing allows me to try unfamiliar dishes, knowing that a fingerstick in an hour or so will tell me whether it contains ingredients that I should avoid.  Testing can alert me to the presence of an unknown infection, too.  People just have to be made aware of how to apply the knowledge obtained through testing to the everyday management of their condition.  

  • RobertIA
    Jan. 30, 2012

    Very good!  Education is a must, but under the current thinking, profits come first - not the patients.  The need for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to use meters is fast being labeled as a myth and promoted by the insurance industry and many in the medical community.  Heaven forbid that a patient becomes depressed seeing high blood...

    RHMLucky777

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    Very good!  Education is a must, but under the current thinking, profits come first - not the patients.  The need for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to use meters is fast being labeled as a myth and promoted by the insurance industry and many in the medical community.  Heaven forbid that a patient becomes depressed seeing high blood glucose numbers.

     

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