How to make a diabetes test most accurate?

My mom thinks I may have diabetes, mostly due to my constant thirst and more frequent urination. I also get numb/cold hands and feet very easily, though I have for years.
Tomorrow we will be seeing my step sister, who has diabetes, and would like her to use one of her test strips, what can I do before to make it more accurately show if I do in fact have diabetes or not? Should I eat more sugary foods, less, or nothing at all?

1) eat as you would
2) make sure a new lancet is in the device to poke your finger
3) wash and dry your hands

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4 Responses to How to make a diabetes test most accurate?

  1. Nana Lamb says:

    You should continue to eat as you normally do. Better bet would be to see your doctor for HbA1c blood test instead of your sister’s snapshot instant testing. That is like taking a picture which shows you smiling then another showing you not smiling almost 2 seconds later.

    If you load up on sugars and you are diabetic it will send your glucose over the moon! If you are not diabetic, it won’t matter a bit.

    numb/cold hands and feet is not a diabetic symptom. it is a symptom of lack of good circulation.
    References :

  2. Alicia Hulan says:

    Just eat as you normally do. And than check it. But to be even more accurate you should see a doctor and get an a1c test done which is basically your "averge" blood sugar over either 3 or 6 months.
    References :

  3. Felex Fff says:

    1) eat as you would
    2) make sure a new lancet is in the device to poke your finger
    3) wash and dry your hands
    References :
    Mike Forbes, type 1 http://icantaffordmyinsulin.blogspot.com/

  4. Mike says:

    Nana mentioned the A1c test, that only tells the Doctors how well your body has been handling glucose over the last three months and it can change all the time.

    The test that will actually tell the Doctor if you are either a hypoglycemic (low glucose) or a Hyperglycemic (high glucose) is with the Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose_tolerance_test

    If you have your step-sister test your glucose level with her meter it should be below 100 mg/dl if you have not eaten yet that morning.

    If you have eaten, it should be no higher than 140 mg/dl two hours after you had ate.

    Anything higher will indicate that you have either pre-diabetes or diabetes.

    After I was diagnosed, I was taught that many people have diabetes for years before they are diagnosed with it.

    Those levels are for non-diabetics, if you are diagnosed with diabetes, there will be different levels that you will have as your your target levels.
    References :

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