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How Would I Have Tested Blood Sugar In The Past?

How Would I Have Tested Blood Sugar In The Past?

A little lighter topic today.

The first recorded cases of Diabetes were found in some ancient texts (Egypt 1552 BC).

They had figured out the symptoms but no information on any way to test – probably simply observational.

The next (recorded) reference was India (1000BC) where the disease was named “Madhumeha”.

By 600 BC there was finally some guidance, a way to “detect” diabetes.

So what was the first test?

It was Ants – ya, the little bugs.

The physicians noted that if the “patient”… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Very interesting

posted 2 months ago

Dark Urine

Dark Urine

Hi, I have been sick since yesterday. ....headache, sneezing, cough. Blood sugar OK not over 160. But my urine is really dark. I have blood ketone meter and ketone negative. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Caffeinated beverages don't count in replacing fluids.

posted about 4 years ago

Colour Of Urine

Colour Of Urine

I've been noticing that as of late, sometimes during the day my urine tends to be a darker yellow, almost a brown colour. This tends to happen on the same days when my blood sugars are high. Is this a correlation?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are a wonderful resource.😉

posted 9 months ago

Has Anyone Used The Drug Forxiga ??

Has Anyone Used The Drug Forxiga ??

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I've been taking farxiga for a few months now and have had no side effects...other than more trips to the bathroom. I don't mind that as I just picture all that sugar leaving my body. I have good… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Protein In Urine

Protein In Urine

I have been diagnosed as having protein in my itinerary. I am currently taking medicine for this but recently just had another urine test done. Now my dr wants to see me I’m person to give me the results. Is having protein in your urine serious?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes I always have protein in my urine

posted 6 months ago

Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

I don't take diabetes medications and never have yet I wanted to "stick test".

In Canada while the price of drugs is a fraction of that in the US, test strips for home glucose meters do not share that particular bennie - regardless of brand they cost about a buck a strip.

So for me to make it viable I needed to get a Doc to "write a prescription" which would then allow me to send the bill to my insurance company (private).

Our publicly funded assistance for Diabetics will only cover the cost… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes forgot to mention in Canada most private insurances cover the Libre system, when I was working as a nurse they covered 80 % of the cost, now retired on my spouses plan they cover only 70 %. But… read more

posted 4 months ago

Just Been Diagnosed Today. Where Do I Go From Here?

Just Been Diagnosed Today. Where Do I Go From Here?

I need advise and help. Was not given any indication by the doctor on how I should proceed and what I need to do now. Was told only to take meds twice a day. No eating plan, what I should avoid or any other information.
Totally stressed out. Have no idea where to now. My blood sugar level at the examination was 12.4 with traces of ketones and blood in urine test. Glucose was 3+ in the urine test
Please help!!
My blood pressure was 150/90

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I asked for recommendations from other people with diabetes. I picked my doctor bc he is specialist in diabetes. The practice is named alliance for diabetes control
I got diagnosed originally by PA… read more

posted 1 day ago

Will Finger Pricks Or Wearing A Sensor Soon Become "so 2020's"?

Will Finger Pricks Or Wearing A Sensor Soon Become "so 2020's"?

As Diabetics we tend to hear about advances in Medications and other treatments so it's nice to hear when someone is working on other areas that may make our lives a little easier.

Certainly the introduction of the Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM's) such as the Dexcom and the Libre are a welcome advance and save many sore fingers, particularly with Insulin and Sulfonylurea users, but it still must be applied, only lasts a couple weeks, can get caught on clothing or ripped off if you whack into… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

iWristwatch with SOS function is older version was C$600, I have it as a fall detection device. It has all these sensors, not BG. There are lasers at the back. I am sure Apple is interested and… read more

posted 3 months ago