What is Blood Sugar (Glucose) Monitoring?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Accu-Chek Compact Plus One Touch UltraSmart meter 2-hour Postparandial Glucose Test Show all

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The amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood changes throughout the day and night. Your levels will vary depending upon when, what and how much you have eaten, and whether or not you have exercised. A fasting test is done after having no food or liquid for 8 hours. A random test is done anytime.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 27 7
Evaluation/monitoring 21 4
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 11 0
Diabetes type 1 4 3
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes 2 0
General health 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
5
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Blood Sugar (Glucose) Monitoring

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Pain in fingers 2
Dizziness 1
Neuropathic pain in feet and legs 1
None 1
Pre diabetes 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Blood Sugar (Glucose) Monitoring

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
daily 4
twice daily 3
1 drop(s) daily 1
five times daily 1
four times daily 1
weekly 1
yearly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 7
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Blood Sugar (Glucose) Monitoring

Nov 24, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Oct 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in fingers)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: costly strips for meter
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: pain in fingers

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