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FAQs About Blood Sugar Levels And Blood Glucose Meter Readings

October 28, 2010 By: Nadia Category: HealthCare, Medicine Advice, Medtipster, Prescription News

What should my blood sugar be??

You and your doctor will determine what your target blood sugar levels should be after some testing and properly answered questions about your diet, exercise, and any medications you are on.

For people without Diabetes, according to many doctors and experts, blood sugar levels should be:

Between 70 and 120 mg/ dL

For people with Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Fasting (not eating for a suggested period of time): up to 130 mg/dL
  • After most meals: less than 200 mg/dL

Why should I check my blood sugar?

Learning how to monitor your own blood sugar levels with a meter is a good thing to do. It helps you see how food, physical activity, and medicine affect your blood sugar levels. The readings can help you manage your Type 2 Diabetes day by day or even hour by hour. Make sure you keep a record of your results for your doctor to review.

How do I test my own blood sugar?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist for proper technique when using the machine. Be sure you know how to test your blood sugar levels the correct way. There are many different meters out there, choose the one that makes most sense to you and recommended by either your doctor or pharmacist.

How often should I check my blood sugar levels?

Self blood sugar tests are usually done before meals, after meals, and/or at bedtime. Ask your doctor when and how often you need to check your blood sugar. Your doctor may recommend more or less than average readings.

If I test my own blood sugar levels, do I still need the A1C test?

Yes. An A1C is a 3 month average of your blood sugar levels. Therefore you cannot cheat on this test. The results of both the blood sugar tests that you do yourself and A1C tests help you and your doctor get a complete picture of your control of Type 2 Diabetes.

Visit www.medtipster.com to find a pharmacy/mini clinic in your neighborhood offering low cost Hemoglobin A1C tests!

The New SEO – “Save Every Opportunity”

December 10, 2009 By: Tylar Masters Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

SEO = Save Every Opportunity

SEO = Save Every Opportunity

‘Tis the season. Retailers everywhere are throwing their best pick up lines at every potential customer. But there’s usually a catch, or some other motivation, to lure you into the store to ultimately spend more money. Wouldn’t it be great to really get something for free? Wouldn’t it be great if there really were no obligation?

How many opportunities do you really have to save a lot of money? I follow companies such as Spirit Airlines and Dell on Twitter, just in case the one day I’m ready to set sail on a last minute vacation or finally decide it’s the day to buy that new laptop, I have them telling me how to save big money. I like that.

So, let’s face it, whether research, coupons, specials, sales, auctions, using the internet to save money is what I’m announcing as the new SEO, “save every opportunity.”

Hello Medtipster.com.

Medtipster tells you where the lowest prescriptions are available in your neighborhood. Totally free. In fact, right now, if you live in Michigan, visit www.medtipster.com/free and you could win your prescription. No obligations (we pinky promise).

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Tylar Masters
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Medtipster, LLC.
www.medtipster.com

Importation – Be Afraid, Very Afraid

August 04, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription News

pharmasueann_logoMedtipster is available “free of charge” to assist all consumers in reducing prescription drug costs. We do not believe that consumer safety can be ensured in any system that allows of the personal importation of prescription drugs. You should be very concerned about the safety and effectiveness of these drugs. Your life is to important.

Everyday your neighborhood pharmacist is available to assist you in obtaining cost effective, therapeutically appropriate drug therapies. This personal service is not available with imported drugs.

One of the most cost effective ways to reduce your prescription drug cost is through the use of generic drugs.

Medtipster applauds the pharmacists of the United States for their continued effort in reducing prescription drug costs.

Do You Have Questions About Generics!

July 01, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

A recent survey out of California indicates that about 30% of “… respondents did not know or believe that generics have the same active ingredients and effectiveness as brand name drugs.”

Generics can a be a cost effective opportunity to lower you overall health care costs. If you are uncertain if a generic is right for you. PharmaSueAnn says: Contract you local neighborhood pharmacist to discuss your personal needs.

Do You Have Questions About Generics!

June 23, 2009 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medtipster, Prescription Savings

A recent survey out of California indicates that about 30% of “… respondents did not know or believe that generics have the same active ingredients and effectiveness as brand name drugs.”

Generics can a be a cost effective opportunity to lower you overall health care costs. If you are uncertain if a generic is right for you. PharmaSueAnn says: Contract you local neighborhood pharmacist to discuss your personal needs.

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