The concern is that some children, when tested with the simpler test, will be cleared when they do indeed have diabetes
We Buy Diabetic Test Strips: When children are suspected of having diabetes, there is a test that is done most often to determine whether or not the child has the disease. The test is done through the blood and measures glucose levels. The test is called the hemoglobin A1c test.
The test is fairly simple but there may be a better way to test those of adolescent age and it’s slightly more complicated, but the Journal of Pediatrics has recommended it. It is a fasting plasma glucose tests. The simpler blood test may sometimes miss the signs of diabetes and prediabetes, so the fasting test is more effective.
The concern is that some children, when tested with the simpler test, will be cleared when they do indeed have diabetes or are prediabetic, which is also important to know. The researchers pointed out that the HbA1c test is not as sensitive as the other fasting test. While the simpler test works fairly well with adults it can miss the mark with kids.
Children in the high risk groups are especially prone to diabetes and you may want to have these children tested with the 8 hour fasting blood glucose test instead of HbA1c for a more accurate reading. The higher risk groups include Native Americans, Asians, South Pacific Islanders, and African Americans. Those with a history of diabetes on the mother’s side are also more likely to have or develop it.
In that case there is an importance in getting a proper diagnosis done so that treatment can begin right away if it is suspected. If prediabetic condition is the case, then preventative measures can be taken to avoid it altogether, or at least to put it off or reduce the effects.
“Those with a history of diabetes on the mother’s side are also more likely to have or develop it.”
The trouble with the simple blood test is that it is not sensitive enough for most adolescents and thereby misses some of the critical criteria necessary to make a true diagnosis. The fasting test requires that the patient not eat for 8 hours prior to the test.
If you find that your child is diagnosed with diabetes, the need for expensive equipment may be necessary. In some cases some or all of it will be covered by your insurance. In the case where it is not covered, at least the diabetic test strips can be purchased at a reduced price if you purchase excess strips from those who sell their full, unopened and date appropriate boxes at a discounted rate.
You may find yourself having extra strips frequently or occasionally. There are many reasons people have extra strips including the doctor changing your machine, testing yourself less frequently, a loved one goes into a nursing home that provides the test strips for them…and many more. If your boxes of strips meet our buying criteria, we can pay you cash the same day. We will pay for the boxes of strips and shipping via check or paypal, whichever you prefer. We have many repeat sellers because we pay fast and provide exceptional customer service! We purchase boxes that are not expired and are unopened.
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