Patient Comments: Diabetes - Test

What type of diabetes test do you use to check your blood sugar at home?

Comment from: jojonanax4, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

Recently, I developed a urinary tract infection. I have my diabetes under control but would like to know if the infection can cause my diabetes to spike. If anyone has an answer, it will be appreciated.

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Comment from: JT3985, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 02

I love my Freestyle Freedom Lite Meter! If there's anything better, I'd sure like to hear about it!

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Comment from: veda, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 28

A blood test found I had diabetes, since then I have lost three stone in weight and only weigh just under eight stone now, too. I had another blood test last week and my doctor now tells me my kidneys are bad.

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