Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 19, 2004
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Queensbury, New York, USA:
My seven year old son and I went for a walk the other night right after dinner. I forgot to bring his blood tester and he began to complain that his stomach hurt, which for him, is a characteristic symptom for a low, but sometimes for a high also. I forgot to bring his meter with me and didn't want to treat with sugar if he were high. I suspected a high since it was right after dinner. We made it home and he was in fact, low. The situation brought a question/idea to mind. f I had some type of "litmus test strip" type of blood tester, like a urine test strip only for blood, I could get a some type of reading on those rare times I forget the meter. Take these test strips, along with a couple lancets I could use "manually, " without a lancing device, and I'd have one with me at all times. It would only need to read in ranges, 0 to 100 mg/dl [0 to 5.6 mmol/L], 100 to 200 mg/dl [5.6 to 11.1 mmol/L], and so on. Basically, it would help discern a low from a high. I realize that meters, like the Freestyle Flash, are getting smaller and smaller, but I would like to know whether there is a something out there like I describe.
The BETACHEK Visual Blood Glucose Test Strips will do exactly what you want.