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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. Goldensparrow

    I'm a fructose malabsorber, so I generally use rice for my higher carbs. However, recently I've noticed blurred vision...this is a sign of diabetes I know yet my blood sugar is in the 70s or 80s when I test it fasting in the mornings. I've never even been close to being diagnosed as a diabetic. I guess the rice is going to have to go or very small portions?

  2. loafingcactus

    I think you should discuss this with a doctor. There are also some auto-immune disorders which have this as a symptom, or you could be reacting to something else. Eyes = go to doctor, do not pass go.

  3. jmosery

    YES so strange. thats been happening to me lately too but also, my blood sugar is normal. i mentioned it to my husband and he said dont eat any carbs but i can't stick to super super low carb. (i've had a binge issue forever) and restricting so much leads to binging which makes my blurriness terrible along with all the other terrible symptoms i get from eating too much sugar. but its weird because my blood sugar readings are always normal. its just the way my body reacts.
    i haven't gone to the doctor because I can't find a decent one and every time i go with symptoms of diabetes or low blood sugar he tells me its normal and that my blood sugar is fine. I need to find another doctor for sure.
    i have a major issue with salt too. the tiniest bit of salt and my face and hands blow up like a balloon and I want to know why and noone has a reason. its crazy what the smallest amount of salt does to me.

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