• Blood glucose monitors

    Asked by Whitey61 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Blood glucose monitors

    Can anyone recommend a good quality reliable monitor , past two immunotheraphy treatments showed low glucose reading and want me to monitor it over next 3 weeks before next treatment..

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      My husband uses True Metrix. It and the strips are provided through the VA.

      If i was buying a machine for myself, i would choose the one whose test strips are most reasonably priced. Some strips are ridiculously expensive.

      My blood sugars tank at least once a week. Last week, AFTER we ate, i got really shaky. We tested my blood sugar and it was 65. We had just eaten a big breakfast, including pecan cinnamon coffee cake. Crazy. Many times when i have my blood tests done at my doctor visits, my glucose is slightly high, because we stop and eat breakfast on the way to the visit.

      almost 2 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Thank you all for advice, I got called back into hospital to have additional blood work done, very early appt with a fast to check sugar..came in perfect at 104, testing done to check Adrenal function, and looked normal as well, not sure why it spikes and always on the low end before every pembriluzmab treatment, having me see an Endocrinologist now to dig deeper and look at pancreas..now I'm getting nervous as I have been doing so well...it never ends.

      almost 2 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Whitey, don't worry right now. It sounds like they are just being thorough so you'll feel better. Mine has always gone low on me. I wouldn't stake my life on it, but a couple of people years ago told me that sometimes it does that if you are borderline diabetic. I was later diagnosed as a mild diabetic. (Your 104 when you've been fasting sounds high to me.)

      In the meantime don't skip any meals, and always keep some hard candy or fruit juice with you in case you get shaky or weak. If it goes low enough, you can pass out, so be careful when you are driving!! Make a habit of a snack between meals---they say to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 meals, i.e., save some calories for a snack between meals, so your blood sugar won't be so likely to have highs and lows. Eat enough protein. (45 grams/day is minimum)

      Wishing you the best. Let us know what they say..

      almost 2 years ago

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