Know we can't push specific brands of things on the forum, but does anyone
have any experience with testing cholesterol at home? i would sure be
interseted in doing so, and would like to hear what others think. i have
looked at multiple models, all do different kinds of things. one of the things
they warn about is for us "bleeders" - that that can cause a problem. and
of course you don't want to overdo it, they recommend about once a month.
but i sure would like to keep better track of it myself. there are 2 machines
that seem valid to me: one checks one thing at a time, costs a lot less,
that is you can test total cholesterol only. another pin prick is required for
measuring HDL. then a more expensive machine will do the whole shebang,
all lipid counts, with one stick.
everyone's thoughts, please!