using blood sugar meters

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Lanie G
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   Posted 5/14/2017 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Poppie asks these questions:

I have ordered Active1st Bayer Contour NEXT EZ Diabetic Testing Starter Kit 100 Strips.

I just have a couple of questions:

1) To know if my blood sugar level is Ok, will the device tell me, or is there a book that explains everything in the pack.

2) Is this device suitable for use by non-diabetics and actual diabetics?

3)Can I test myself on the side of my hand using the device, rather than in my finger-tips?"

Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5915
   Posted 5/14/2017 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again!

1. Poppie, I'm not sure if the meter booklet will give you guidelines about blood sugar levels. Actually, this is where doctors and medical associations have different parameters. Please read the link in my signature which goes to a site that has lots of information about blood sugar, including a section "What is normal blood sugar?" I will say that I do not follow what the ADA (the Amer. Diabetes Assoc.) suggests which is that diabetics have a higher blood sugar goal than what a non-diabetic would have. I try to keep my blood sugar what real normal is (a non-diabetic's) not what they say is acceptable for a diabetic.

2. It doesn't matter who uses a blood sugar meter. The meters are not made specifically for any particular group of people, non-diabetics, diabetics, etc.

3. I "think" the side of the hand or any place on the hand is fine for testing. Evidently, testing on other areas of the body will not give accurate blood sugar readings at the time it's being taken. For example, if you take it on the leg (thigh), I've read that the reading shows what the actual blood sugar was about 15/20 minutes prior to that time.
Lanie

diabetes moderator
diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
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