The Diabetes Testing Center

 

From 2005-2007 this was the website known as the Diabetes Testing Center.
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What tests are used to diagnose diabetes?

A diagnosis of diabetes can be confirmed by a series of tests that might include:

  • A blood test that measures the glucose in your blood. A blood glucose level of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or greater, with symptoms, means that you have diabetes.

  • A blood test for glucose after you have fasted, called fasting plasma glucose (FPG) value. An FPG value of 126 mg/dL or greater means that you have diabetes.

  • A measurement of glucose in your blood through an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Although this test is no longer recommended because it is cumbersome, some health care providers may still use it. After fasting, you have to drink a glucose syrup and have a blood sample taken 2 hours later. An OGTT value of 200 mg/dL or greater means that you have diabetes.

People with test results between "normal" and "diabetes" levels have impaired glucose metabolism and are at risk for developing diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes.

Who should be tested for diabetes?

If you are 45 years old or older, you should be tested for diabetes. If your test result is normal, you should then be tested every three years. People under age 45 should be tested if they are at high risk for diabetes.

It is now recommended that pregnant women who are at low risk for gestational diabetes do not need to be tested. This low-risk group includes women who meet all of the following criteria: are younger than 25 years old, are at normal body weight, without a family history of diabetes, and not members of a high-risk ethnic group. Other women should be tested for diabetes during the 24th to 28th weeks of pregnancy. You will be asked to drink a glucose drink and have a blood test one hour later. If your blood glucose value is 140 mg/dL or greater, your health care provider will most likely want to do more tests before diagnosing you with diabetes.

How is diabetes treated?

Diabetes treatment is focused on keeping blood sugar in a normal range every day. A recent major study showed that keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as safely possible reduces the risk of developing major complications of type 1 diabetes.

If you have diabetes, a good blood sugar range is from about 70 to 150 (before a meal) and less than 200 about two hours after your last meal. Ask your health care provider what the best range of blood sugar is for you, how to test your blood sugar and how often. Careful meal planning and exercise to control your weight are important to control your diabetes. Your health care provider will evaluate if you need diabetes pills or insulin shots.

Your health care provider can also help you develop a plan for things you should do every day to take care of your diabetes, including following a healthy eating plan (eat your meals and snacks around the same time each day) and being active for a total of 30 minutes most days. If you do need diabetes medicine, take it at the same times every day. Test your blood sugar and record it in a diary, then call your health care provider if your numbers are too high or too low for two to three days. If you have high blood pressure, take your medicine exactly as prescribed. Check your bare feet for cuts, blisters, sores, swelling, redness, or sore toenails (use a mirror if you have trouble seeing the bottom of your feet). Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. And, don't smoke!

Since diabetes can cause serious problems for other parts of your body, you can help detect these problems early by: having an eye exam once a year, even if your eyes seem okay; having a dentist clean and check your teeth and gums twice a year; and having your urine tested at least once a year (to make sure your kidneys are healthy). See your health care provider right away if you have signs of a urinary tract, bladder, or kidney infection.

NEWS

November 6, 2007

Amaryl

Millions of men and women worldwide suffer the miseries of diabetes, which is caused either by low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia.) diabetic men and women suffer from beginning symptoms such as excessive urination, extreme thirst and hunger pangs, blurring eyesight, slow-paced healing of wounds, slow weight loss, dry skin, body tiredness and extreme headaches which can induce complications such as heart disease, kidney malfunction, and nervous system complications.

Types of Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes, type I diabetes and type II diabetes. Type I diabetes is insulin dependent which is caused by the inability of pancreas to produce insulin. Type II diabetes is non-insulin dependent diabetes which is caused when body tissue becomes resistant to insulin. Type II diabetes can be heredity in onset, as it can be transferred from parents to offspring. It is scientifically proven that there is no cure-all for diabetes and the patient has to take treatment for a long period of time, usually a lifetime.

Thus, it becomes extremely important to change that sedentary lifestyle patterns, bad eating habits, and start a program of exercise. These factors can assist the patient to get fit and healthy so as to fight the disorder. It is essential for diabetic patients to discontinue the intake of alcohol as well as fatty and greasy foods which can intensify the condition.

About Amaryl pills

Amaryl helps in the care of type II diabetes and can be helpful for other diabetics if taken in combination with different medicines. While taking Amaryl, the patient needs to entirely disclose his/her medical history to the physician such as heart disease, liver or kidney disease and adrenal disease. Amaryl ought not be taken by expectant women as it can damage the unborn infant.

It is important to take the medication as prescribed, under the supervision of the physician, because excessive dosage can bring on unhealthy consequences such as hunger pangs, anxiety, nausea, cold sweats, drowsiness, weakness, unconsciousness, and even coma. Possible side effects not associated with overdosage of Amaryl can include swelling in the face and tongue, shortness of breath, cramps in the muscle, nausea, yellowing of skin and eyes, dark colored urine, and stomach discomfort.

It is also advised that Amaryl ought not be taken with certain medicines such as isoniazid; steroids, phenothiazines, thyroid medication, birth control pills, Dilantin, and weight-loss pills. Men and women taking Amaryl need to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylates, sulfa drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), beta-blockers, probenecid and blood thinners. It is highly advised that this drug should be taken under due medical prescription in order to assist treat type II Diabetes.

I hope you have gotten some good ideas from this article and that you are able to use them to help manage your type of diabetes.

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May 10, 2006

BD Diabetes - Blood Glucose Monitoring

 

BD Diabetes - Blood Glucose Monitoring
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Risky Delay of Hypoglycemia Detection by Glucose Monitoring at the Arm 
Risky Delay of Hypoglycemia Detection by Glucose Monitoring at the Arm Karsten Jungheim and Theodor Koschinsky, MD. Clinical Department, German Diabetes Research Institute, Heinrich-Heine University of 
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Blood glucose monitoring (Test) : WakeMed serving Raleigh, Cary, Wake 
Blood glucose monitoring (Test) - WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, Cary, Wake County, Research Triangle, Johnston County, North Carolina, Clayton, Apex, Harnett County, Knightdale, Zebulon 
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GLUCOMETER - blood glucose testing - monitoring diabetes - Bayer
Glucometer DEX provides state-of-the-art blood glucose monitoring and management for frequent testers. Handy cartridge loading eliminates opening and handling of 
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May 9, 2006

Defeat Diabetes: Diabetes Testing

 

Defeat Diabetes: Diabetes Testing
Diabetes Testing Understanding The Different Blood Tests … You need to take our Defeat Diabetes Screening Test (if you haven’t already) as a first step …
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Gestational Diabetes Test - Detection and Diagnosis
General information of gestational diabetes testing, detection and diagnosis.
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Diabetes Supply Diabetic Testing Supplies Glucometers Diabetic …
If you are on Medicare, the cost of your diabetes testing supplies may be covered … See if your diabetes testing supplies are covered by Medicare with one …
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American Diabetes Services - Diabetic Supplies for Diabetes Testing
American Diabetes Services offers diabetic supplies for diabetes testing. Our diabetic supply company carries glucose meters, diabetic testing strips, …
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May 8, 2006

Diabetes Overview

 

Diabetes Overview
Defines diabetes, including the various types and treatments. Provides information on the impact and cost of the disease, its increasing prevalence, and research being conducted … knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated … testing are the basic management tools for type 2 diabetes. In addition, many people with type 2 diabetes require …

Rite Aid Diabetes Inner Strength Online Magazine 
Rite Aid is the headquarters for diabetes products, advice, referrals, and guidance from our specially trained pharmacists. All of our pharmacists are trained to know and understand: Diabetes care plans, medications for diabetes, OTC … A guide to living well with Diabetes. First Quarter 2006 … What you need to know about dental disease and diabetes. Keeping Your Heart Healthy …

Diabetes Testing — Diabetes Tool Box
Diabetes Testing. Diabetes information and free tools about Diabetes mellitus, activities for children, health calculators, drug information and other free resources for diabetic lifestyle managment. … a collection of Diabetes articles, health tools, Diabetes testing information, and 

 

March 28, 2006

GLUCOMETER - blood glucose testing - monitoring diabetes - Bayer

 

GLUCOMETER - blood glucose testing - monitoring diabetes - Bayer
Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division is a pioneer in the development of quality products for the treatment of diabetes.
Source: www.glucometer.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Healthy Living
Using a glucometer to find out your blood sugar level is safe, easy and accurate, … The following are some general tips for using a glucometer: …
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Ascensia Care : Products & Services - Products - Ascensia ELITE(R) XL
Using genuine Ascensia ELITE Blood Glucose Test Strips with either the Ascensia ELITE , Ascensia ELITE XL, Glucometer Elite or Glucometer Elite XL Blood …
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March 27, 2006

How to Buy It: Glucometer - eHow.com

 

How to Buy It: Glucometer - eHow.com
Are you wondering where you can buy it: Cheap glucometer, high quality glucometer, free glucometer? Well we probably can’t help you find it for free, …
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GLUCOMETER - blood glucose testing - monitoring diabetes - Bayer
Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division is a pioneer in the development of quality products for the treatment of diabetes.
Source: www.glucometer.com

 

March 26, 2006

Sidekick Glucometer

 

Sidekick Glucometer
Sidekick - All in one test strips and glucometer This seems to be quite revolutionary. As of this writing, it is not available yet. The cost issue still needs to be addressed. 
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