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12/8/15 3:15 P

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I think it is horrible what insurance companies are doing now. It is not right but you are headed in the right direction. Keep learning and keep going. I ride a stationary bike when I do not feel like doing aerobics. Movement is very important in diabetes and pre-diabetes care.

THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID FOR THE TERROR BY NIGHT, NOR FOR THE ARROW THAT FLIETH BY DAY; NOR FOR THE PESTILENCE THAT WALKETH IN DARKNESS; NOR THE DESTRUCTION THAT WASTETH AT NOONDAY...THERE SHALL BE NO EVIL BEFALL THEE, NEITHER SHALL ANY PLAQUE COME NIGH THY DWELLING.

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12/8/15 1:34 P

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Thanks again for the information. Yes, you did communicate with me. I Can't change doctors until next year- the insurance (HMO) doesn't cover monitors for pre-diabetics.

Concerning the 20 point variance, according to some information I read, is the guidelines from the food and drug administration for all monitors. I suspect that the better quality monitors may be more accurate.

I'm trying to get my FBS to under 99 from 102 and my A1C from 6.00 to under 5.8. According to the doctor, that would put me in the non- pre-diabetic scale.

In my situation, I'm looking to lower my FBS four points, more would be better, 20 points variance would put me in a difficult guessing game. I also read that the monitors in doctors offices can have the 20 point variance and that the lab may be the more reliable source to monitor sugar levels. The insurance will pay for the lab every three months.

Some local pharmacies have BS and A1C test starting around $40. My co-pay for the test is $25 so doing at the pharmacy would not be a burden but I don't know how accurate they are, since they don't send them to a lab.
My last test was about three weeks ago and my A1C came down from 6.3 to 6 and FBS 102 from 105- I'm thankful that it went down in just over two months.

Concerning your advice, I started to walk five days a week but due to pain I'm not able to do it sometimes and it is very stressful which probably doesn't help my blood sugar.

It is a battle for me as I'm sure it is for everyone with sugar intolerance. I have found help and support with the Spakpeople community and I'm thankful for this.





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12/7/15 7:41 P

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No expert here but after 14 years I know My body. Each of are different and foods can affect us differently. non starchy veggies are most of the time low carb and will not affect your blood sugars negatively. I do use the relion (Walmart blood glucose monitoring system. The machine only costs (I think 8-14 dollars.) I never knew that were variances with their machine...that would explain...This past week I could not find strips for the relion meter. So I knew that I had a back-up machine called One Touch Ultra 2. The strips are more expense but we have a little more money this time. So one day my sugars readings on the relion were 115 but with the one touch it was 92 go figure. Both numbers are pretty good to me. sugars reading ranges can vary each day according to what you ate and how much exercise you did that day. Some times even salad dressing are loaded with sugar and we have to watch for it. Become a BIG label reader!! Stress can affect it, being sick can too your readings too. Stay ahead of it. Did you decide to change Drs. Since he did not get you a scrip for a machine?? I remember talking to you on another post here.

Edited by: PURPOSEPOWER95 at: 12/7/2015 (19:43)
THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID FOR THE TERROR BY NIGHT, NOR FOR THE ARROW THAT FLIETH BY DAY; NOR FOR THE PESTILENCE THAT WALKETH IN DARKNESS; NOR THE DESTRUCTION THAT WASTETH AT NOONDAY...THERE SHALL BE NO EVIL BEFALL THEE, NEITHER SHALL ANY PLAQUE COME NIGH THY DWELLING.

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A Righteous man falls seven times ...God will pick him up.


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12/7/15 1:56 P

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I'm pre-diabetic and my insurance doesn't cover the cost of monitors. I received good advise from Sparkpeople community. After reading the information about Walmart monitors and others I read that there is a variance of 20 points. For those of you that test your blood daily how do you handle this variance that your results can be 20 points lower or higher?

In thanksgiving a relative who has diabetes tested by blood sugar about three hours after the meal- I only ate a vegetable salad and my blood sugar was 86. But just two weeks prior my FBS at the lab was 100.

Any comments will be appreciated.

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