What Should Your Blood Sugar Be At Bedtime

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How often should I test my blood sugar? This is a very common question, and the answer isn't the same for everyone. In general, you should test as often as you need to get helpful information. There's no point in testing if the information you get doesn't help you manage your diabetes. If you've been told to test at certain times, but you don't know why or what to do with the test results, then testing won't seem very meaningful. Here are some general guidelines for deciding how often to test: If you can only test once a day, then do it before breakfast. Keep a written record so that you can see the pattern of the numbers. If you control your blood sugar by diet and exercise only, this once-a-day test might be enough. If you take medicine (diabetes pills or insulin), you will probably want to know how well that medicine is working. The general rule is to test before meals and keep a record. If you want to know how your meals affect your blood sugar, testing about 2 hours after eating can be helpful. Test whenever you feel your blood sugar is either too high or too low. Testing will give you important information about what you need to do to raise or lower your blood sugar. If you t Continue reading >>

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  1. Young1s

    Is There An Ideal Bedtime BG For You?

    I've been struggling with finding what my ideal bedtime BG should be in order to have an acceptable fasting number within range; with no great success. My numbers are all over the place and it'is frustrating me to no end.
    Here's a few examples:
    Bedtime: 116 Fasting: 148
    Bedtime: 145 Fasting: 115
    Bedtime: 119 Fasting: 137
    Bedtime: 97 Fasting: 147
    Bedtime: 166 Fasting: 134
    I'm aware that some of it has to do with liver dumping but at what point is the thing that's eluding me. And I'll admit that the "snack monster" can be one of my great nighttime demons, sometimes, but I never over do it and it's always a healthy snack.
    So I'm wondering if you've been able to find the balance and how did you do it? I know that because we're all different what works for you may not necessarily work for me but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. berrykins0

    me between 80 to 100. and moring the same my ac1 is 5.1 currently still taking 1 metformin in the moring.i count calories and carbs according my meal plan

  3. jayabee52

    Wow your BGs are essentially flatlined through your fasting nightime hrs?

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