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Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers: Use Them To Manage Your Diabetes

Checking your blood sugar, also called blood glucose, is an important part of diabetes care. This tip sheet tells you: why it helps you to know your blood sugar numbers how to check your blood sugar levels what are target blood sugar levels what to do if your levels are too low or too high how to pay for these tests Why do I need to know my blood sugar numbers? Your blood sugar numbers show how well your diabetes is managed. And managing your diabetes means that you have less chance of having serious health problems, such as kidney disease and vision loss. As you check your blood sugar, you can see what makes your numbers go up and down. For example, you may see that when you are stressed or eat certain foods, your numbers go up. And, you may see that when you take your medicine and are active, your numbers go down. This information lets you know what is working for you and what needs to change. How is blood sugar measured? There are two ways to measure blood sugar. Blood sugar checks that you do yourself. These tell you what your blood sugar level is at the time you test. The A1C (A-one-C) is a test done in a lab or at your provider’s office. This test tells you your average blo Continue reading >>

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  1. songbird

    Is this a dangerous glucose level....I'm so confused please help :(

    I've not been diagnosed by any doctor but have just been testing at home with my glucometer for the past few weeks because my younger brother, who was diagnosed four years ago with diabetes, was hospitalized-it sorta scared me into going ahead and buying a meter to start monitoring mine. My numbers are FINE in the morning 95 percent of the time=fasting numbers are in normal range. Arn't these the numbers I want to look at? I do random testing throughout the day everyday and have made sure to eat the same way each day so I can accurately compare the results. I've had loss of feeling in all fingertips with tingling from elbows down periodically, fatique, irritability, vision has gone downhill in a short 9 months (focus problems/blurry) and 35 pounds of weightloss in under two months with no effort or exercise. As far as my testing numbers....this is what puzzles me and (in my mind) makes me justify that I'm "O.K.". Some days I will never go above 145 and others, I stay between 160 and 230 or so. The other night after dinner, I checked in at 237 and 30 minutes later was 79. Last night, however, was the highest reading which is what brings me here to this post. My level was 397. It was 11:00 pm and I was very, very tired and decided to check before I went to bed. I checked it 45 minutes later it was down to 297. I woke up this morning and checked it at 92. The non diabetic- can the numbers get this high? I have tirelessly searched for this home a1c to purchase at drug stores but nobody has them. I know I need to get into the doctor for blood work but money is tight (single mom) and I'm trying to get an idea with home tests...I hate to jump to conclusions and rush to the doctor if I don't really need to. Any feedback/help/advice would be most appreciated.

  2. susan62450

    Sounds like you should be sitting on the doctor's door step to be first in line. You gave all the symptoms I had when I was diagnosed w/type 1 in 1977. Don't wait a single day longer. Find you a good endo doctor - - - and quick! What you don't know WILL hurt you.

  3. RichyB

    I agree, get yourself to the doctor.
    How much does it cost to see a doctor in the USA?
    Rich

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