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Blood Glucose Monitoring

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I have found that to and keep my diabetes under tight control and my A1C levels below 6, I must monitor my blood glucose levels fasting in the morning and 2 hrs after lunch and supper and before my bedtime snack. That way I can plan my meals and snacks to keep my blood sugar levels within range.

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  • I am newly diagnosed too! My dietician told me just do it in the AM and 2hrs either after lunch or dinner. You don't want your fingertips to desensitize or hurt.
    Try eating your bigger carb portions before noon. Watermelon spikes mine. emoticon - by ROSEBUD1954
  • I agree. I am newly diagnosed but they want me to use diet and exercise to bring my numbers down. The dietician suggested monitoring in the a.m (fasting) and then two other times 2 hrs after a meal to determine what carbs cause my blood sugar to spike. Everyone is different. Frozen yogurt doesn't bother me but a sweet potato sends my blood sugar up to 175. Go figure emoticon - by FLOWER_MOM

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