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Old Mon, Dec-17-18, 03:34
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DietDoctor has a round-up of links to the US news outlets that covered this JAMA study, and their view that testing blood glucose often provides information about the BG reaction to foods needed to help control spikes.

https://www.dietdoctor.com/are-pati...evels-too-often

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It is troubling to see doctors discouraging the use of monitoring when high blood sugar levels have real consequences. Just last week, we saw this story, reporting that rates of amputations among patients with type 2 diabetes are rising:

Reuters: Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.

[T]he results suggest that many U.S. diabetes patients need more support to keep their blood sugar controlled and more education about foot care, the authors conclude.
Blood glucose monitoring is a tool, but it must be used properly to be effective. It can support patients who are trained to use it to adjust their diets to achieve fewer blood sugar excursions. However, until this training is provided, it is not helping patients who are not at risk for hypoglycemia.
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Old Wed, Dec-19-18, 11:47
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I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize you were located in Japan. Hope you are able to find a reasonable meter and supplies...strips lancets and lancing device.
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Old Wed, Dec-19-18, 15:58
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In the US they usually come in a little kit with strips, lancet and battery operated meter in a little zip up pouch. They also very inexpensive now.
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Old Tue, Jan-01-19, 14:40
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Not per Dr Edes, the #1 tool for improving your heath:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/...ur-health-year?
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Old Thu, Jan-17-19, 20:16
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I can no longer afford to buy test strips, so I depend on what VA sends me - 50 strips for 3 months. That means I test once every other day. It seems to be working out right now as I'm not playing around with my diet. I'm sticking to a strict <20g carbs per day.
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