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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Yes everyone has said the prep is the bad part. I think we're talking about this in three different threads now!

    And HA about your Ha!
    Prep is you crap everything but your brains out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    In doing a little research there is the following website that lists the many different At-Home Screenings. However, I cannot recommend any of them since I am not a doctor nor have I used them. So, for information only. In my personal opinion, it is always better to go to the doctor to have a specific test done. Sometimes the most difficult of tests are the very ones that can save your life!

    Home Health Testing

    https://www.homehealthtesting.com/
    If you are following a chronic disease, such as diabetes or high lipids, a home test is not a bad idea. I purchase a home test for my hemoglobin A1C for diabetes. I just do it because I want more follow up in addition to every 3 month follow ups. Sometimes they give a heads up to a problem as well. Even if a abnormal results pops up, you still need to visit the doctor for treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    If you are following a chronic disease, such as diabetes or high lipids, a home test is not a bad idea. I purchase a home test for my hemoglobin A1C for diabetes. I just do it because I want more follow up in addition to every 3 month follow ups. Sometimes they give a heads up to a problem as well. Even if a abnormal results pops up, you still need to visit the doctor for treatment.
    A1C informs people what their average Blood glucose has been running over a 3 month period. You might have a fasting glucose that is fine day after day, and may not know about spikes that may have occurred during the day.. (I know you know this but this is for the other thread participants.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I think it has a 95% accuracy rate.

    So far as I know, I have no family history of colon cancer.

    And I will never get a colonoscopy.
    I feel like this too. LOL I can't seem to bring myself to schedule the appointment. The whole process beginning to end, just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. I don't like invasive procedures and anesthesia. I just make sure I am aware of any symptoms and if they present, I will do something about it. A healthy diet of fiber keeps the colonoscopy away...j/k...you should listen and get your screenings, but I understand why this one turns you off. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post



    And I will never get a colonoscopy.
    I lost a good friend to colon cancer.. he said the same thing. (Please. it is needed once a decade) colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers, so please reconsider.

    If you DO choose the Occult blood screen only, and it is EVER POSITIVE run, don't walk to get your colonoscopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    A1C informs people what their average Blood glucose has been running over a 3 month period. You might have a fasting glucose that is fine day after day, and may not know about spikes that may have occurred during the day.. (I know you know this but this is for the other thread participants.).
    I know that I am wasting money on those tests, but I am neurotic about my glucose levels. I do it monthly for peace of mind. I can't stand poking my finger first thing in the morning. It just ruins my morning dealing with that, so I check the A1C every month as a substitute. It runs about 6.5, so I am happy about that. It is the low readings that bother me the most with a fasting glucose in the morning, sometimes it is 45 and I feel great. Other folks with numbers like that, I am pushing a sugar tube they feel so sick. It is weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Prep is you crap everything but your brains out.
    That may be beneficial in line with fasting -- at least psychologically. I like to believe that a good cleansing every once in awhile is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I know that I am wasting money on those tests, but I am neurotic about my glucose levels. I do it monthly for peace of mind. I can't stand poking my finger first thing in the morning. It just ruins my morning dealing with that, so I check the A1C every month as a substitute. It runs about 6.5, so I am happy about that. It is the low readings that bother me the most with a fasting glucose in the morning, sometimes it is 45 and I feel great. Other folks with numbers like that, I am pushing a sugar tube they feel so sick. It is weird.

    Actually you are not.. and A1C is a great test to follow your diabetes.. if you are doing it more often than every 3 months you are pretty much wasting your time.

    How the A1C works is it is part of the Hemoglobin in your Red cells, the life span of a Red Cell is 120 days so this is why you wait 3 months between testing.

    Blood Glucose can detect an ACUTE problem, A1C tells you if their is a chronic problem in your insulin or other diabetic treatments.

    So keep up the A1C testing.. just don't over do it unnecessarily
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I feel like this too. LOL I can't seem to bring myself to schedule the appointment. The whole process beginning to end, just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. I don't like invasive procedures and anesthesia. I just make sure I am aware of any symptoms and if they present, I will do something about it. A healthy diet of fiber keeps the colonoscopy away...j/k...you should listen and get your screenings, but I understand why this one turns you off. LOL
    I cant either *pops another immodium*
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I feel like this too. LOL I can't seem to bring myself to schedule the appointment. The whole process beginning to end, just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. I don't like invasive procedures and anesthesia. I just make sure I am aware of any symptoms and if they present, I will do something about it. A healthy diet of fiber keeps the colonoscopy away...j/k...you should listen and get your screenings, but I understand why this one turns you off. LOL
    So, take the home test. That's not choosing never to have a colonoscopy.

    That's just choosing to do something, now.

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