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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

I just found out I had high blood sugar this past month. I am 45 and I have already had a triple by-pass just last year. Are there any free meters I could check out? Which is the easiest and best to operate and most accurate?

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Are non-invasive monitors going to be available soon?

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Has anyone used the [brand name deleted] lancets? How do they compare to the others that have been rated? Unfortunately my insurance provider will only pay for this one brand of lancets.

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My 12 year old daughter takes 110 units of NPH with a sliding scale of Humalog in the morning. Do you know of any company that makes a syringe to suit our needs?

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My 69 year old father has type 2 diabetes and needs to take insulin, but he is afraid of injecting himself so he has asked me to do it for him and I don’t know how. Please instruct me on how to do this.

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I am a 45 year male with type 1 for 33 years, and I am living in Paris for several months. I’d like to get an A1c test and also a lipid profile. Is there an easy way to get this sort of blood work without a regular doctor (which I don’t have in France)?

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My daughter often bruises after a shot. What causes this and what can we do to avoid it?

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About 60-80% of my preprandial values are below 180 mg/dl [10 mmol/L] and values above 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] are extremely rare. Despite that, my HbA1c is disappointing (mostly around 9-10%). Can anybody explain the apparent discrepancy between blood glucoses and HbA1c?

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I use the Optipen Pro, which is not available on the US market. My question is why not?

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My two and a half year old son has been on an insulin pump for 8 weeks. We are very pleased with the results, but his diabetes team feels that I am testing his blood sugar too often. What is your recommendation for frequency of blood glucose testing in a two year old on an insulin pump?

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